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From Products Liability Law Daily, August 31, 2015

Michelin recalls 104,000 tires over potential rupture in sidewall

By John Dumoulin

Michelin North America, Inc., has recalled approximately 104,000 BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season tire size LT275/70R18 125/122Q LRE, BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 sizes LT275/70R18 125/122R LRE, LT235/80R17 120/117R LRE, LT265/70R17 121/118R LRE, LT245/75R17 121/118R LRE, LT245/70R17 119/116R LRE, and BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A sizes LT275/70R18 125/122R LRE and LT275/65R18 123/120R LRE because the affected tires may experience rapid air loss due to a rupture in the sidewall in the bead area. If the tire sidewall ruptures during use, resulting in a rapid air loss, it can cause loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash, Michelin warned (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 15T016, Report receipt date: August 10, 2015).

Remedy. Michelin will notify owners, and dealers will provide similar replacement tires free of charge. The recall began on August 24, 2015.

Contact information. Owners may contact BFGoodrich Consumer Care at 1-866-524-2638. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Michelin North America, Inc.

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