Chinese Tyre Recall in USA

August 15, 2007 at 8:34 am Leave a comment

There is a  Chinese tyre recall in the USA – only to be followed by toy company Mattel’s recall announced today from its Chinese made toys.

The Chinese tyres subject to a recall in the U.S.A. are listed below.

These tyres were also imported into Canada, which so far has not reached a decision as to whether they too will recall the products.

LT235/75R15 patterns CR861, CR857
LT225/75R16 pattern CR861
LT235/85R16 patterns CR860 CR861 CR 857
LT245/75R16 patterns CR860, CR861 CR857
LT265/75R16 patterns CR860 CR861 CR857
LT31X10.5-15 patterns CR857 CR861

The company involved is Hangzhoa Zhongce Rubber Company, the second largest tyre company in China. Up to 450,000 tyres are involved. Brand names of tyres include Westlake, Compass, Telluride, and YKS.

Our source of the information was www.npr.org, and is additional to an article July 2 on testing of Chinese sourced seafood for the American market, and details other recalls on petfood, toys, etc.

In statements made to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Hangzhou Zhongce has denied that the tyres are defective.

Please visit www.npr.org or http://www.tirereview.com/?type=wm&module=4&id=2&53L3c73d=149 (type in ‘recall’ in the search box)

Or watch the coverage on CNN http://www.cnn.com/video/?JSONLINK=video/business/2007/08/10/todd.china.imports.cnn&DPFPR=true&pks=ijsioc080607google

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