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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July  7, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Falken Tire Corporation

Brands: LT245/75R16

Number Involved: 1,897
Dates of Manufacture: January 1996 - June 1997
Defect: If certain radial A/P, LT245/75R16, 10 PR, Load Range E tires used on Alfa model trailers are not properly inflated or if the Alfa Ideal Model 235 Trailer is overloaded, the raised white rubber side letter can separate from the black rubber sidewall of the tire, causing a tire blow out.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the tires, including the spare. Owner notification was expected to begin during June 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Falken at 1-800-723-2553, extensions 440 or 280.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99T006/Falken Recall No. 99-01]