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NHTSA and Goodyear Announce Tire Recall

By Lipton Law on February 28, 2012 - No comments

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Goodyear Tires recently announced a recall of several different sizes of Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires. All the recalled tires were manufactured between March and May 2009.

Goodyear warns that the tread on the tires can come loose, especially in tough driving conditions like emergency situations and bad roads. Loose tread can damage the vehicle. Worse, it can cause a serious auto accident; a tire that comes apart can easily force a vehicle to swerve, making it far too easy for the vehicle to crash.

The recalled tire sizes are sizes: LT235/80R17 LRE, LT325/60R18 LRE, LT275/70R18 LRE, LT265/70R17 LRE, LT245/75R17 LRE, and LT285/70R17 LRD. Owners of these tires can trade them in for a free replacement set. To find a place to return your tires in your area, call Goodyear toll-free at 1-800-592-3267. Goodyear has states that it expects to begin the recall on or before March 22, and that it plans to contact those tire owners for whom it has information.

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NHTSA Announces Child Seat, Tire Recalls

By Lipton Law on February 8, 2012 - No comments

The U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced two separate recalls that may affect millions of U.S. drivers. One recall focuses on defective child safety seats, while the other focuses on defective vehicle tires.

Car seat maker Britax has recalled several of its “Chaperone” child safety seats because the straps that keep the child securely in the seat can come loose, offering no protection from a crash or from an active child climbing or falling out of the seat. Owners of these child seats can contact the manufacturer at 1(888) 427-4829 or www.britaxusa.com to request a free repair kit that will reattach the straps securely.

Toyo Tire has also recalled several of its Extensa A/S tires. The bead of the tire can come loose or twist, resulting in air loss that can cause vehicle damage, auto accidents, or both. Owners who have these tires can contact Toyo for more information at 1(800) 442-8696, or return the tires to the store from which they purchased them.

More information on both these recalls is available at the NHTSA vehicle recall and safety website, www.safercar.gov.

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