BFGoodrich Recalls 20,000 Tyres
Michelin North America has announced that it is voluntarily recalling 20,000 of its BFGoodrich Land Terrain P235/75R15 size tyres, according to a Tire Review report. The tyre are being recalled after a routine quality inspection process found that the affected tyres were produced with the required tread wear indicators. MNA said there is no performance problems with the tyres, which are primarily sold through Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire stores, the magazine reported. The recalled tyres all have the following DOT code: AN HL B411 and end with the last four digits 0904 through 3304 and mould numbers: 40381 and 40382.
“These tyres meet all performance criteria, but the decision was made that we must recall the affected tires because they were produced without the required tread wear indicators,” said Michel Default, quality director for BFGoodrich manufacturing. The affected tyres were produced at the company’s Opelika, Alabama, facility between 29 February and 19 August 2004. Consumers who purchased the affected tyres will receive new tyres free of charge. Last September, BFGoodrich recalled 46,000 tyres as a precaution against a potential treadbelt detachment problem.