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Hercules recalls 90,000 All Trac A/T SUV tires

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Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling 90,000 All Trac A/T tires manufactured between June 2008 and May 2010. The company believes the SUV tires are similar to those recalled in 2014 by ITG Voma, which were made by the same manufacturer.

The tires can experience sudden tread separation, according to the company’s recall filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.)

The Hercules tires were made by Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co. Ltd. (Yongsheng.) ITG Voma uses the same manufacturer, and ITG Voma previously recalled tires built with a partial nylon cap and replaced them with tires having a full nylon cap. ITG Voma says the full nylon cap would “enhance the ability of the tires to withstand rapid air loss and to protect the tire tread from separating.”

Out of an abundance of caution, Hercules intends to voluntarily recall its SUV tires manufactured by Yongsheng that were manufactured without a full nylon cap.

The affected tires are:

235/70R16 106T, DOT serial numbers JEKJECP2508-2110

235/75R15 109T XL, DOT serial numbers JEKKDCP2708-2110

245/70R16 107T, DOT serial numbers JELJECP2508-2110

255/70R16 111T, DOT serial numbers JEMJECP2508-2110

265/70R16 112T, DOT serial numbers JENJECP2508-2110

265/75R16 116T, DOT serial numbers JENKECP3008-2110

275/70R16 114T, DOT serial numbers JERJECP1309-2110

Hercules will notify owners and dealers will replace the tires free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2015. Owners may contact Hercules customer service at 1-888-943-2402. Hercules number for this recall is 01-2015. For more information on this recall, click here.

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.

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