FINDLAY, Ohio (Oct. 13, 2006) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has voluntarily recalled 79,857 tires in various sizes and models made earlier this year at its Albany, Ga., plant because of faulty bead wire coat stock, the company said.
The tires were made during an eight-day period earlier this year. For safety's sake, all the tires manufactured during the two-week period that encompassed the eight days were recalled, even though fewer than half are likely to have the defective bead wire coat stock, Cooper said in a statement.
“This manufacturing issue was unique in nature,” the company said. “We have already taken strict corrective action to prevent this from occurring again.”
Cooper has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as all dealers who carried the tires in stock. The tire maker will replace the tires free of charge. For information on specific recalled tires, call Cooper's Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-854-6288.