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March 12, 2001

Cooper Recalls Certain Motorcycle Tires

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a  recall affecting the Cooper 130/80R17 65H, 140/80R17 69H and  150/70R17 69H motorcycle tires.  The affected models were manufactured between January 1994 and May 2000.

Certain Cooper-Avon Tyres Limited motorcycle tires, sizes 130/80R17 65H manufactured from Aug. 7, 1995 through Feb. 26, 2000; 140/80R17 69H manufactured between Jan. 3, 1994 and May 13, 2000; and 150/70R17 69H manufactured between Feb. 27, 1995 and Nov. 7, 1998, may develop radial cracks between tread lugs in the shoulder area.

In certain service conditions where excessive flexing of the tire sidewall occurs, this may lead to a separation between components in the shoulder/sidewall which in turn may lead to a sudden deflation of the tire. Should this condition occur, a vehicle crash, personal injury, or death could be the result. Driving at highway speeds should be avoided until the tires have been inspected and replaced.

1,729 tires are affected by this recall.

Cooper will notify its customers to return these tires to their local dealer for free replacement tires.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 23, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Cooper at 1-800-624-7470.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01T002/Cooper Recall No. 113]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers March 12, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
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