Michelin issues voluntary recall for some of its light truck replacement tires

LAVAL, QC, July 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. announced today a voluntary safety recall of approximately 3644 tires that could have partial or full sidewall perforations that could cause them to experience loss of air pressure.

The recall involves certain sizes of the MICHELIN® LTX M/S2, MICHELIN® X Radial LT2tires and MICHELIN® Latitude® Tour sold in Canada. The tires are typically found on light trucks and SUVs.

No deaths, injuries or accidents have been reported in connection with these recalled tires.

The company said it regrets the inconvenience to its customers and dealers. Owners of the affected tires (listed below) should visit an authorized Michelin retail location as soon as possible to have their tires replaced at no charge.

Michelin said it has identified and fixed the issue that prompted the recall.

The tires being recalled are contained within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) date ranges that appear on the tire sidewalls. The date range is represented by the four digit number to the far right in the sequence, with the first two digits denoting the week, and the last two digits representing the year.

Tire Description MSPN DOT Sequence DOT Production Periods (Inclusive)
MICHELIN LTX M/S2  P275/55R20 111T  RBL  22093 B99Y56EX 3812 to 2113
MICHELIN LTX M/S2  P265/65R18 112T 02633 B9XP001X 0513 to 2113
MICHELIN LTX M/S2  P265/60R18 109T  ORWL  11631 B95E788X 1513 to 2113
MICHELIN X Radial LT2  P265/65R18 112T 00834 B9KA003X 0513 to 2113
MICHELIN X Radial LT2  P275/55R20 111T 02319 B99Y001X 0513 to 2113
MICHELIN Latitude Tour  P255/60R19 108S 03835 B9R1W3WX 1913 to 2113
MICHELIN Latitude Tour  P255/70R18 112T 01843 B9YU99CX 1313 to 2113

For additional information on this recall, visit Michelin at: www.michelin.ca/voluntarysafetyrecall or call Consumer Care at 866-424-2638 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday - Friday.

SOURCE: Michelin Canada

For further information:

Michelin Canada Contact:
Sachin Deshpandé
Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.
416.576.0226
sachin.deshpande@ca.michelin.com


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