Two tire models pose blowout hazards

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Two tire manufacturers have announced voluntary recalls of their products recently in two separate cases.

Cooper Tire and Rubber Company has issued a recall for specific units of its Discoverer light vehicle tires, size LT245/75R16, manufactured between February 12, 2012, and March 10, 2012 due to the possibility that they were designated with an incorrect maximum load rang and maximum permissible air pressure imprinted in the tire’s interior wall. This incorrect marking may lead consumers to under inflate the tires or allow the tire to bear a weight heavier than the tire’s capacity, increasing the likelihood of an unexpected blow out and putting the driver at greater risk of an auto collision.

Multistrada Arah Sarana has issued a voluntary recall for more than 36,500 16-inch light truck tires manufactured between January of 2009 and November of 2011 due to a risk of sidewall blistering caused by the tire’s narrow bead tread design. The tires were sold in the United States under the brand names Achilles Desert Hawk and Radar Radial RLT-9. The tires’ defective design puts them in violation of federal safety standards regulating light truck tires.

As a San Bernardino car accident attorney, I sincerely hope that these potentially defective tires are recalled before the cause any harm to people or property. If you have been injured in a collision linked to a defective auto part, please consider discussing your legal options with a San Bernardino personal injury lawyer.