WASHINGTON (March 8, 2010)—TBC Corp. and Pep Boys are recalling sport-utility vehicle tires, all size 245/70R17, which apparently came from the same batch that Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. previously recalled.
TBC is recalling 546 Cyclone Radial SUV tires manufactured between Nov. 29 and Dec. 19, 2009. The tires, TBC told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, may develop tread chunking or cracking in the tread shoulder area. Cooper discovered the anomaly in the tires from this batch on Dec. 14, 2009, TBC said.
Pep Boys, meanwhile, is recalling 424 Pep Boys Definity Dakota H/T tires for the same tread chunking and cracking problems. The Pep Boys tires were made between Nov. 15 and Nov. 28, 2009.
In both recalls, customers may call Cooper customer relations toll-free at 800-854-6288. Owners of the Cyclone tires may call TBC at 800-739-7698, and owners of the Definity Dakota tires may call Pep Boys at 800-737-2697.