Tire Recall Safety Alert!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the safety recall of certain Tireco Inc. tires. The tires being recalled are the following Milestar tires:
Mfr’s Report Date: February 5, 2015
Issue(s): certain size 225/70R19.5, and Milestar BD733 Regional Open Shoulder Drive tires, size 225/70R19.5, manufactured June 9, 2014, to September 28, 2014 may crack in the lower sidewall.
Tires that have cracks in the lower sidewall have an increased risk of a sudden failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
Tireco will notify owners, and purchasers of the affected tires will receive full refunds.
The recall is expected to begin February 27, 2015.
Owners may contact Tireco customer service at 1-310-767-7990 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov
Driving on recalled tires can be very dangerous and lead to accidents that can seriously injure and even kill occupants of the vehicle and other innocent people.
A badly flawed and archaic government recall system means that millions of potentially dangerous recalled tires remain on the roads, on store shelves for sale, or simply unaccounted for, according to an ABC News investigation.
For general questions about tire safety resources or if you or a loved one thinks a tire defect has caused a motor vehicle accident that you or a loved one has been involved in you may want to contact an attorney that can help you.
Call Bridgeport personal injury attorney Jim Miron a call for a confidential, no obligation consultation at 203.339.5991 or contact him through the convenient contact feature on this website.