WASHINGTON—Vee Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd., a Thailand-based performance tire manufacturer, is recalling 21 of its Taiga M/T tires, size LT225/75R16, for possible sidewall blisters and interliner separation.
The tires were manufactured between Jan. 8 and March 1, 2015, Vee Tyre's New York office told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The integrity of the tires could be compromised at high speeds, causing a blowout, the tire maker said.
Production of the Taiga M/T tires ceased in March 2016, according to NHTSA's safety recall report.
Of the 21 tires, one was a display model and seven were retained by the distributor in Mississippi, the report said. Of the remaining tires, NHTSA purchased three and 10 were sold on the open market, of which the distributor retrieved six so far, it said.
The distributor began notifying customers of the recall on May 25, 2016, NHTSA said. Vee Tyre is reimbursing the distributor 100 percent for the recalled tires, plus charges, services and fees, it said.
Owners of the tires may contact Vee Tyre's customer service line at 212-564-7575.