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June 26, 2007

450,000 Chinese-made tires may be recalled for defects

  • The importer said an unknown number of tires it sold were made without a safety feature that helps bind the belts of a tire to each other.
    AP Business Writer

    NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey tire importer has notified federal highway safety officials that a recall may be needed of up to 450,000 tires it sold from a Chinese manufacturer.

    Foreign Tire Sales Inc. of Union said an unknown number of the light truck radials it imported since 2002 from Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd., of Hangzhou, could suffer tread separation, a problem that led to the nation's largest tire recall in 2000.

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