Hankook to Recall Defective Tyres
Hankook Tire Co., Ltd have released details of a safety related defect present in certain Aurora brand medium duty truck tyres. The affected tyres were manufactured between March 1 and September 5, 2006 at Hankook’s factory in Jiangsu, China, and the company has issued a recall of the 7,890 affected tyres.
Hankook reports that the tyres in question meet official standards but did not completely meet the company’s own endurance criteria. Therefore it was judged that the tyre may become prematurely unserviceable if exposed to extreme conditions of use or abuse.
Recalled tyres will be replaced free of charge until June 30, 2007, at which date a partial credit dependant on remaining tread depth will be given. Further details of the recall can be found on Hankook’s Aurora brand website www.auroratireusa.com.