January 27, 2012, 9:00 AM
Toyo Tire Canada has announced a safety recall campaign for some Toyo Extensa A/S tires.
The company has determined that some 16-inch Extensa A/S tires distributed within Canada may have been produced with a kink at the bead area of the tires. Under certain circumstances, the kink may eventually lead to a crack in the bead area, near the rim.
Left undetected, this may cause the tire to fail, potentially causing loss of vehicle control.
The specific tire included in the safety recall campaign is the Toyo Extensa A/S in the P225/60R 97T size and speed designation. The Serial numbers of the sidewall run from 73A6H2N3809 through to 73A6H2N4410.
The tires were produced at Toyo’s plant in the state of Georgia and can be identified by examining the sidewall stamping for the above information, and the "Made in U.S.A." mark.
These tires were made during the period from the 38th week of 2009 through the 44th week of 2010, as identified by the last four digits of the Tire Identification Number (TIN) Serial #, i.e., 3809 to 4410, stamped on the sidewall.
Affected consumers will have their recalled tires replaced at no charge. Consumers who have purchased Toyo Extensa A/S tires since September 2009, are encouraged to inspect their tires.
If unable to determine if they have a recalled tire, they should visit an authorized Toyo Tires dealer for a free inspection. A list of authorized Toyo Tires dealers is available at: www.toyotires.ca.
If the tire was manufactured before or after this period, or has the "Made in Japan" or "Made in China" mark on the sidewall, they are NOT being recalled.
Approximately 1884 tires are covered by this campaign, although not all of them are defective.
Staff is available at Toyo Tires Canada to answer questions. Interested consumers can call 1-877-682-8696 (7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST). The campaign expires on May 31, 2012.
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