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
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]
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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