WASHINGTON — Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. is recalling 1,203 Signature V radial light vehicle tires manufactured in 2017 because their tire identification numbers (TINs) have missing production date codes.
The tires were manufactured for Vogue by China's Sailun Group at its plant in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, Vogue told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
During 2017, Sailun transferred the manufacture of those tires from its headquarters facility in Qingdao, China, to the plant in Vietnam, Vogue said. The defect resulted from human error during the transfer, it said.
The tires in question were made in Vietnam between July 3 and Nov. 26, 2017, the company said.
In January, Vogue visually inspected the tires and found the missing date codes, it said.
Vogue will replace all the tires free of charge and reimburse customers for all expenses related to the recall, including labor and freight, according to the NHTSA safety recall report. The recalled tires will be branded with the date codes as required by law, the report said.
The recall will begin by Feb. 12, and Vogue will send notifications to dealers and distributors no later than March 1, the report said. Meanwhile, customers may call Vogue's customer service line at 800-323-1466.