WASHINGTON (April 8, 2015) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an equipment query into certain Hercules All Trac AT tires manufactured by Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Co. Ltd.
Opened March 10, the investigation was prompted by a Dec. 17, 2014, letter from Michael Cowen, an attorney with Cowen Law Group in Brownsville, Texas.
Mr. Cowen wrote NHTSA that the Hercules tires shared a common green designation with the 95,000 Capitol Precision Trac II tires recalled Oct. 20, 2014, by ITG Voma Corp. The Capitol Precision tires were also manufactured by Shandong Yongsheng, he said.
Cowen Law Group represents Krystal Cantu, a woman who lost her left arm in an Aug. 2, 2013, accident allegedly involving a Capitol Precision Trac II tire.