Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC (BATO) is recalling 203 tires designed for use on mobile cranes that were mistakenly shipped to the U.S. from Japan and lack the required markings on the sidewall.
The recall includes two tire designs from Bridgestone: V-Steel Highway Service tire in size 445/95R25 and the V-Steel Snow Wedge tire in size 385/95R25.
The affected tires do not include the U.S. Department of Transportation symbol, tire identification number, maximum speed, maximum load and corresponding inflation pressure, and ply number/composition markings on the sidewall. In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall it is noted the tires do contain alpha-numeric sidewall markings for load index and speed rating, but the markings aren’t displayed in the required format.
BATO will notify owners and dealers and replace the tires with a comparable Bridgestone brand or other suitable replacement free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin Aug. 14.Dealers are expected to be notified on July 13.
BATO will compile a list of customers who purchased the affected tires by working with dealers to trace customer purchases.
The recall is No. 20T012000 from NHTSA. Owners may contact BATO customer service at 1-800-847-3272. Owners also may contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov.