Potential Tread Separation Risks Prompts Michelin Tire Recall

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Jul-2012

Another tire recall has emerged in the news and tire companies appear to struggle with tire defects affecting the industry and plaguing vehicle owners.

One Thursday, July 26, 2012, Michelin North America Inc. reported a voluntary recall of BF Goodrich and Uniroyal brand tires. More than 800,000 tires, which have potential risk of auto product liability attorneys and failure that could lead to deflation.

Recalled tires, which were manufactured during the period of April 2010 and July 2012, include BFGoodrich commercial tires LT 235/85 R16 120 Q LRE and LT 245/75 R16 120 Q LRE, and Uniroyal Laredo tires LT 235/85 R16 120 Q LRE and LT 245/75 R16 120 Q LRE.

The recall affects tires sold in Texas, across the U.S. and even Mexico and Canada.

Tread accidents have been appearing through the news recently, sparking a plethora of rollover accidents as well as collisions caused when the driver of the affect vehicle loses control.

Vehicles that experience tread separation on the rear tires have an even greater risk of loss of control, making it more difficult for drivers to bring a vehicle to a safe stop. Instead, many drivers who are experiencing an unexpected tire blowout or tread separation may actually overcorrect the vehicle in an attempt to gain control. Highway speeds can exacerbate a tire failure or tire blowout situation.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a tread separation accident or tire blowout accident, call our auto product liability attorneys in Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our tire blowout attorneys online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our product liability law firm in Texas for a free consultation today. We care. We can help.


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