The New Jersey tire defect attorneys at Blume Forte recently learned that Michelin North America, Inc. has issued a recall for 1.2 million tires. As reported in an Associated Press article posted on Fox News.com, the company has received notifications that their products are experiencing tread and rapid air loss, leading to hazards which can cause serious accidents.
The affected tires include Michelin LTX M/S tires sized LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE that were manufactured from January 10, 2010 through June 23, 2012. These products were provided as the original tires on various new Ford vehicles, and have also been used as replacements for small RVs, commercial light trucks, some large pickup trucks, and full-sized heavy duty vans.
According to Michelin, there have been no reported injuries or deaths linked to the defective tires.
Owners of the recalled tires will be notified by Michelin and the tire maker will replace the products free of charge. Michelin can be reached through their Michelin Consumer Care by calling (800) 231-5893 and the company has said the recall will begin on January 6, 2014.
More information on the recall can be found by calling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at (888) 327-4236.
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