October 1, 2004

BFGoodrich recalls 46,000 tires

Laval, Quebec – BFGoodrich Tires is recalling 46,000 passenger and light truck tires which might experience steel belt separation. To date, there have been no accidents or injuries reported and no property damage claims filed. However, the company’s investigation indicates there may be issues with up to 3,500 tires, representing six tire brands. In order to reclaim that small number of tires, the company is recalling all potentially affected tires produced during the same period.

“This decision was made based on six tires returned from service prematurely after consumers experienced tire vibration, noise and ride comfort issues,” explained Michel Default, quality director for BFGoodrich Tire Manufacturing.

The recalled tires have Department of Transportation tire identification
numbers which begin with DOT BF and end with the last four digits 1504 or
1604. The DOT codes are found on the inner or outer sidewall of the tire just
above the wheel rim and are printed in small type (less than half an inch

The recalled tires include BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, and Medalist brands in the following dimensions:

  • LT235/75R15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/AKO Load Range C RWL

  • 33X12.50R15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/AKO Load Range C RWL
  • P245/75R16 BFGoodrich Land Terrain
  • P255/70R16 109S Medalist Trail A/P ORWL
  • P255/70R16 Medalist Sport King A/T Steel Radial
  • P245/75R16 Uniroyal Laredo AWP
  • P265/75R16 114S Uniroyal Laredo AWP ORWL
  • P255/70R16 Uniroyal Laredo AWP
  • P265/75R15SL112S Uniroyal Laredo A/S AWP

BFGoodrich Tires has begun contacting dealers and wholesalers in Canada
and the United States to recall as many tires as possible from dealer
inventories and to gather information on consumers who have purchased the
tires involved. Affected consumers will be contacted by first class mail.
Appropriate related actions will be conducted in other countries that received
the recalled tires.

Any consumer who believes they are affected by the recall should not wait
to receive notification but should call BFGoodrich Tires at 1-888-871-6666 or
Uniroyal Tire at 1-888-871-7777 or return to their point of purchase for a free
inspection and replacement of affected tires. Additional information,
including details on how to determine which tires are affected, can be found
online at www.bfgoodrichtires.com/recall and www.uniroyal.com/recall.

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