Ten tire companies have been subject to a recall for numerous types of tires that they sell. The primary reason for the recall across all companies was that the tire failed to comply with federal safety requirements. Defective tires pose a serious risk of a car accident which may result in injury for the driver, passengers and other people affected by the crash.
Tires Recall Models
Since there are several tire models that are affected by the recall, it is important to check the manufacturer’s website to see if your tires are a part of the recall. It is important to note that recalls do not necessarily occur when the product first appears on the market. Recalls may take place in any time period after the product has reached the market. Certain tires supplied by the following companies are a part of the June 2010 recall.
- Avon Tires
- Nitto Tires
- Bridgestone Tires
- Nokian Tires
- Del-Nat Tires
- ACCC, American Car Care Centers
- Petboys Tires
- TBC Tires
- Hercules Tires
- Cooper Tires
It is also important to note that tires which sit on store shelves for a long period of time may lose adhesion when on the road. So, it is wise to find out how long your tire company has had their tires on their shelves before you purchase any. Tire defects have been known to cause serious car accidents. If you are in a car accident because of a tire blow out, keep your tire and contact a lawyer. Car accident lawyers know experts who can evaluate your tire to identify if a defect was responsible for your accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Burton Padove for a free consultation at 219-836-2200.