WASHINGTONITG Voma Corp., with the support of American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. (ATD), is recalling about 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; ATD is the U.S. distributor.
The tires were manufactured between March 2009 and May 2010 by Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co. Ltd. at its plant in Guangrao, Shandong, China, ITG said, noting 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 said may result in sudden air loss, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. ITG said it received two complaints in 2013 alleging in-service tread separation and injury.
The recall covers seven sizes:
c 245/70R17DOT Code JE LJ FTP 2209 through 2010;
c 235/70R16JE KJ ETP 5008 through 2010;
c 235/75R15JE KK DTP 0909 through 2010;
c 245/70R16JE LJ ETR 0909 through 2010;
c 245/75R16JE LK ETP 1009 through 2010;
c 255/70R16JE MJ ETP 0909 through 2010; and
c 265/75R16JE NK ETP 0909 through 2010.