Are You Riding on Defective Motorcycle Tires?

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. and TBC Corp. are recalling more than 1,400 motorcycle tires, after they discovered possible defects that could lead to accidents.

The recall applies to Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires size 265/65R18. The manufacturers received reports of cracking problems and broken ply cords, which can increase the risk of blowouts and accidents.

The defective tires were manufactured in Texarkana, Arkansas between June 1 and June 28. Staff at Cooper’s facility noticed issues with a routine surveillance tire produced in late May. Mechanics believe the problem area may be on the outboard side above the rim.

Owners of defective tires can call Cooper’s customer service line at 800-854-6288 and reference recall 159. Most manufacturers usually supply replacement tires at no cost after a recall.

Motorcyclists depend on their tires to keep them safe on the road. Defective tires can go flat or blow out at inopportune times, putting riders at risk for serious injury.

Did a Manufacturing Defect Cause My Motorcycle Accident?

If your motorcycle accident was caused by a manufacturing defect, the manufacturer may be partially responsible. Consulting an experienced motorcycle attorney could help you learn more about your rights and legal options.

The motorcycle attorneys at Metier Law Firm have been protecting Colorado motorcyclists for more than 30 years. Call today to discuss your injuries with a lawyer who knows the law and is dedicated to helping you get justice.

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Source: http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20140929/ISSUE/309299991/briefs

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