UNION, N.J. (Oct. 5, 2007) — As of today, Foreign Tire Sales Inc. has recovered more than 6,000 of the Chinese-made light truck tires in the recall begun Aug. 9, according to the Union-based company.
That includes both tires recovered from dealers and from consumers, an FTS spokesman said.
The recall order from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covered some 255,000 LT tires manufactured by Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd. and imported to the U.S. by FTS, which is the manufacturer of record for the recall.
FTS informed NHTSA in June of the alleged defect, which consisted of nonexistent or insufficient gum strips for proper belt and tread adhesion.
Spokesmen for Hangzhou maintain there is nothing wrong with the tires.
The official NHTSA end date for the recall is Oct. 25, but the FTS spokesman said, "We fully intend to take tires for the near future."