MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 9, 2012)—Del-Nat Tire Corp. voluntarily is recalling 2,633 tires made in China because of the potential for blistering on the sidewall, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Del-Nat will replace free of charge the non-compliant Chaparral Radial XT tires, size P235/75R15, that were produced from September 2008 to December 2009, NHTSA said.
The tires were manufactured by Guizhou Tyre I/E Co. Ltd., according to Del-Nat, which said in a document supplied by NHTSA that an air bubble on the sidewall could indicate a separation. Tread chunking also could occur, the document said.
The tires being recalled are the same size and manufactured during the same time by Guizhou Tyre as 12,289 Extra Grip AR215 radials being recalled by GTC North America Inc., the NHTSA document said. The reason for the recall is the same.
Canton, Ohio-based GTC said there have been no warranty claims, customer complaints, injuries or fatalities resulting from the use of the tire.
Guizhou Tyre discontinued the tire line in December 2009, GTC said, after the imposition of elevated U.S. tariffs on Chinese consumer tires.
The recall is expected to begin on April 9.