NJ Importer Askes to Recall Tires

Newark, NJ (AP) -- Federal Safety officials have ordered a tiny tire importer in New Jersey to recall as many as 450,000 tires that it bought from a Chinese manufacturer and sold to U.S. distributors.

Foreign tire sales says an unknown number of the light truck radials it's imported since 2002 could suffer tread separation.

FTS believes some of the tires may have been made without a safety feature, called a gum strip, which helps bind the belts of a tire to each other.

According to the company, the tires at issue were sold under at least four brand names -- Westlake, Compass, Telluride and YKS -- in these sizes: LT235/75R-15; LT225/75R-16; LT235/85R-16; LT245/75R-16; LT265/75R-16; and LT3X10.5-15.

FTS has been sued by the families of two men killed when a van they were riding in crashed last year. Also suing are the driver and passenger in the van.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

  • by charles reed Location: dandridge tn on Jun 25, 2007 at 11:19 PM
    i have a set of the tires that are recalled so who do i contact?


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8177157 - local8now.com/a?a=8177157
Gray Television, Inc.