Tread Separation Risk Prompts Replacement Tire Recall from Bridgestone

The company believes that about 30 sets of the tires are potentially impacted

Tread Separation Risk Prompts Replacement Tire Recall from Bridgestone
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May 6, 2016

A tire manufacturer has announced a recall for several of its products due to doubts over safety.

Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire is recalling certain Firestone FR710 tires, size 205/65R16, and Champion Fuel Fighter tires, sizes 205/65R15 and 205/70R15. These replacement passenger car tires may have been manufactured with inconsistent rubber coverage over the steel plies and as a result, the tread may separate.

A tread separation increases the risk of a crash.

The company believes that about 30 sets of tires are potentially impacted.

Bridgestone will notify the owners that purchased the tires, and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Bridgestone customer service at (800) 847-3272.