Capitol Precision Trac II tires being recalled
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 26, 2014) — ITG Voma Corp., with the support of American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc., is recalling approximately 95,000 Capitol Precision Trac II tires because of a manufacturing anomaly that could lead to tread separation.
Moorpark, Calif.-based ITG Voma is the importer of record for the tires being recalled. ATD is the brand's U.S. distributor.
The tires being recalled were manufactured between March 2009 and May 2010 by Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co. Ltd. at its plant in Guangrao, Shandong, China, according to ITG Voma, which noted Yongsheng had built the tires during this period with a partial nylon cap ply under the tread instead of one covering the majority of each tire tread.
This condition can lead to a tread separation, which ITG Voma said “may result in sudden air loss, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.” ITG Voma said in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it has received two complaints in 2013 alleging in-service tread separation and injury.
Due to the time that has elapsed since the tires were built, ITG Voma said “most of the subject tires have likely served through their useful life….”
The importer said it will replace the subject tires free of charge with more recently produced versions, which have the proper nylon cap ply.
ITG Voma said in its filing it will work with ATD, if necessary, on further customer communications.
ITG Voma is recalling seven sizes of the tire, which was designed for use on passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks.
- 245/70R17 — DOT Code JE LJ FTP 2209 through 2010;
- 235/70R16 — DOT Code JE KJ ETP 5008 through 2010;
- 235/75R15 — DOT Code JE KK DTP 0909 through 2010;
- 245/70R16 — DOT Code JE LJ ETR 0909 through 2010;
- 245/75R16 — DOT Code JE LK ETP 1009 through 2010;
- 255/70R16 — DOT Code JE MJ ETP 0909 through 2010; and
- 265/75R16 — DOT Code JE NK ETP 0909 through 2010.
Owners may contact American Tire Distributors at 704-992-2000 or NHTSA's Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov for more information.
Shandong Yongsheng was founded in 1986, according to its online profile, and opened its current plant in 2006. It claims to have manufacturing capacity for radial passenger, light and medium truck tires, with annual sales exceeding $100 million. The firm lists Camrun, Duopro and Rockstone as its proprietary tire brands.
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