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Tire Recall: BRIDGESTONE BIAS MOTORCYCLE AND MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER TIRES


Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     BRIDGESTONE / ACCOLADE     9999
     BRIDGESTONE / BATTLAX     9999
     BRIDGESTONE / RS10     9999
     BRIDGESTONE / SP UNIVERSAL     9999
Manufacturer : BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICA TIRE Mfr's Report Date : AUG 13, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08T023000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:MARKINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4202
Summary:
BFNT IS RECALLING 4,202 BRIDGESTONE BIAS MOTORCYCLE AND MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER TIRES THAT FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE LABELING REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 119, "NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES WITH A GVWR OF MORE THAN 4,536 KILOGRAMS (10,000 POUNDS) AND MOTORCYCLES."
Consequence:
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO PROVIDE SAFE OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE LEVELS.
Remedy:
BFNT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 30, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BFNT AT 1-615-937-3442.
Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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Toyo Tire Recall Issued


Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size: Production Dates:
NITTO / TERRA GRAPPLER ALL TERRAIN / 255/55 R18 1093Information not Available
TOYO / OPEN COUNTRY ALL TERRAIN / LT285/70 R17 121SInformation not Available
TOYO / TOUREVO LS II / 245/45 R18 96VInformation not Available
TOYO / VERSADO CUV / 235/55 R18 100VInformation not Available
TOYO / VERSADO CUV / P235/55 R20 102TInformation not Available
TOYO / VERSADO CUV / P245/55 R19 103TInformation not Available
TOYO / VERSADO CUV / P255/65 R18 109SInformation not Available
TOYO / VERSADO LX II / 215/60 R16 95VInformation not Available
Manufacturer: TOYO TIRE HOLDINGS OF AMERICAS INC.Mfr's Report Date: FEB 10, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11T001000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: TIRES:TREAD/BELT Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,891

Consequence:
SECTIONS OF THE TREAD MAY BECOME DETACHED, POTENTIALLY CAUSING LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.

Remedy:
TOYO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE, INCLUDING MOUNTING, BALANCING AND TAXES. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRAURY 18, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYO TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-442-8696 (6:30 AM TO 5:00PM PACIFIC TIME) OR NITTO AT 1-888-529-8200 (8AM TO 5PM PACIFIC TIME). Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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Tire Recall: BRIDGESTONE / DUELER H/T 684 II


Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     BRIDGESTONE / DUELER H/T 684 II     9999
Manufacturer : BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICA TIRE Mfr's Report Date : NOV 05, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07T007000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:MARKINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2101
Summary:
BFNT IS RECALLING 2,101 DUELER H/T 684 II TIRES, SIZE P235/60R17, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 16 AND OCTOBER 27, 2007. ONE SIDEWALL HAS A BLANK PLUG WHERE THE PARTIAL TIRE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (TIN) SHOULD BE FOUND WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 139, "NEW PNEUMATIC RADIAL TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES."
Consequence:
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO ESTABLISH SPECIFIC TIRE DIMENSIONS, TEST REQUIREMENTS, LABELING REQUIREMENTS, AND DEFINES TIRE LOAD RATINGS.
Remedy:
BFNT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 22, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BFNT TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-465-1904.
Notes:
THE MANUFACTURER'S PETITION WHICH REQUESTED THAT NHTSA DETERMINE THIS FMVSS NONCOMPLIANCE DOES NOT CREATE AN UNREASONABLE RISK TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY WAS DENIED ON AUGUST 14, 2008. THEREFORE, THIS MANUFACTURER IS OBLIGATED TO CONDUCT AN OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY CAMPAIGN.
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States begin to allow the use of the minitrucks on public roads

Minitrucks are small-engine, gasoline-powered, four-wheel motorized vehicles that have the following characteristics: a fully enclosed passenger compartment, one row of bench seating for the driver and a passenger, a steering wheel, and a flat-bed or lift as the rear part of the vehicle.

Minitrucks laws page



Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

 

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John Stewart

Car Chargers for Halogen Spotlights Recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Car Chargers Used with Power System Plus 3 Million Candlepower Spotlights

Units: About 210,000

Importer/Distributor: International Merchandising Service Inc. (IMS), of Fullerton, Calif.

Hazard: The car charger is incompatible with the spotlight’s battery, which can cause it to overcharge inside of a vehicle and pose a fire or burn hazard to consumers.

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