Bridgestone Recalls 1.2 Million Truck & Bus Tires

Bridgestone Corp. announced recently a voluntary recall of 1,204,707 Japanese-manufactured truck and bus tires for potential flaws in the recalled tires’ inner liners. The recall was made for safety reasons.
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According to Bridgestone, the flaws could lead to slow leaks and tire failures, presenting a significant safety issue for affected tires. Bridgestone said 2,600 of the tires were sold in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and Guam.
The tires were manufactured at Bridgestone’s Tochigi, Japan plant between January 2012 and August 2013. The irregularities in the recalled tires were caused by a production change in the plant, which led to decreased adhesion levels at the splice that could lead to sidewall cracking and slow leaks.
Bridgestone announced in received 14 complaints of the tires, but no injuries have been reported so far.
The motor vehicle recall attorneys at Jones Ward handle a variety of motor vehicle recall cases. For more information, contact attorney A. Layne Stackhouse at layne@jonesward.com.