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Michelin Issues Recall for 1.2 Million Tires Sold in U.S.

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

FOX News reports that Michelin has issued a voluntary recall for approximately 1.2 million tires after reports of the tires experiencing tread loss and rapid air loss.

About the Tire Recall

  • The recall affects Michelin LTX M/S tires manufactured between January 2010 and June 2012.
  • The tires are commonly used on pickups, heavy-duty vans, small recreational vehicles and light commercial trucks.
  • The defective tires were sold both as original equipment on some vehicles and new replacement tires.
  • Tread loss and rapid air loss increase the risk of a driver experiencing a blowout, tread separation and hydroplaning all of which would result in an accident.

Defective Tire Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), defective tires lead to approximately 8,000 auto accidents a year.
  • A report by published by Michelin estimated that tire blowouts result in approximately 535 deaths and 23,000 collisions every year.
  • Since the passage of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act in 1996, the U.S. has seen 24 million tires recalled for defects.
Contact an Experienced Tire Recall Attorney

Thomas J. Henry are leaders in the area of product liability litigation. Our Defective Drug and Products Division have extensive knowledge and resources in order to represent our clients efficiently and aggressively. We represent a multitude of people who are battling against manufacturers of defective tires and tire parts.

Your choice does matter. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident caused by a defective or recalled tire, call Thomas J. Henry immediately. We represent clients/victims all over the country. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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