Toyo and CTNA Recall GTY Truck Tyres
Toyo Tire and Continental Tire North America have recalled 24 and 50 truck tyres respectively from a “targeted batch.” The announcements follow Yokohama’s decision to recall 69 of its commercial tyres that were produced at the same GTY plant in Mount Vernon Illinois. The total number of recalled products now stands at 143.
“Once we identified the problem we quickly were able to isolate almost all of the affected tyres,” said Tom Roydhouse, CTNA’s vice president of commercial vehicle tyre business. Toyo says that tyres manufactured with DOT production date codes of “5004” have “a defect that relates to vehicle safety.” The affected tyres were built with a non-specified rubber compound in the shoulder area of the tyre. As a result, the overall durability of the tyre is reduced. During extended operation, the shoulder area of the tyre could lift, resulting in a degraded ride and handling. Failure to replace the tyres could lead to tread separation and possible loss of vehicle control possibly resulting in a crash. To date, there have been no reports of accidents, injuries or property damage, a statement released by the company said.
All tyres involved in this action will be replaced at no charge if received by Toyo on or before 7 August, 2005. For affected tyres received after this date, credit will be based on the remaining unused tread depth. Consumers who purchased the recalled Continental or General brand tyres will similarly be eligible for free replacements.
Toyo tyres subject to recall:
Toyo 11R22.5 M122 Load Range G, DOT: 3C3T1PE5004 Barcode Identification: 4041610054, 4041610059, 4041610060 Total: 3 tyres
Toyo 11R24.5 M122 Load Range G, DOT: 3C4F1PE5004 Barcode Identification: 4071571563, 4071571564, 4071571571, 4071571572, 4071571573, 4071571584 Total: 6 tyres
Toyo 11R24.5 M127 Load Range G, DOT: 3C4F1MD5004 Barcode Identification: 4051603681, 4051603683, 4051603684, 4051603688, 4051603692, 4051603693, 4051603694, 4051603704, 4051603705, 4051605706, 4051603707, 4071571609, 407 1571610, 4071571615, 4071571616. Total: 15 tyres