WASHINGTON (May 28, 2014) — Alliance Tire Americas Inc. is recalling 286 of its 14-17.5 ML Alliance 239 tires because they are missing essential sidewall markings.
The tires are built for use on mining, logging and industrial equipment and are approved for restricted highway use at speeds up to 55 mph, Alliance told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The tires lack tire identification numbers, loads and inflation amounts, according to Alliance. This lack of information could cause drivers to overfill or overload the tires, resulting in blowouts and crashes, the tire maker said.
Alliance will replace the tires free of charge. The company told NHTSA said it would begin notifying customers in June. Until then, tire owners may contact Alliance’s customer service department at 800-343-3276.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|