ROME, Ga,—Pirelli Tire L.L.C., the U.S. subsidiary of Pirelli & C. S.p.A., is recalling a small number of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires produced between April 1-15, because of a production error.
In a letter to Pirelli dealers, the tire maker said a small quantity of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires, size 225/50ZR15 TL 91Y (Part No. 2578500), which were produced during a two-week production period, may not be marked with a date code as required by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, new pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles.
The absence of a date code, said Pirelli, could make it more difficult to identify these tires if, in the future, a safety-related performance issue is discovered.
Pirelli asked dealers to stop the sale of the tires immediately and to act upon the recall.
According to Pirelli, the tires were produced at its Kartepe plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, where “the date code insert fell out of the cavity after the mold was placed in service.”