Tread Separation Threat Prompts Tire Recall from Bridgestone
Bridgestone Americas has announced a tire recall due to potential tread separation.
The recall applies to the Firestone FS561 tire, size 255/70R22.5. Only tires produced between February 2015 and January 27, 2016 are potentially impacted. All other FS561 sizes and applications are not included.
The voluntary recall was initiated as a result of an elevated number of warranty adjustment returns for tread separation or detachment on tires. The tires, when used in the severe service trailer application, may experience scrubbing. This condition can lead to the tread separation, which could contribute to a vehicle crash without warning.
Bridgestone estimates that 36,000 tires are subject to the recall. The tires were sold in the United States and Canada between April 2015 and January 2016.
The company is communicating with company-owned stores, authorized dealers, and customers to recover and replace any affected tires. Bridgestone will replace FS561 tires installed in the trailer application for free with the FS560 Plus or comparable Bridgestone or Firestone brand tire.
Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Bridgestone at (615) 937-1000.