Cooper voluntarily recalls 48,000 light truck tires

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is voluntarily recalling 48,037 light truck tires "as a safety precaution in line with federal guidelines," according to Cooper officials."Our inspection and surveillance system detected tires which did not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139's high speed wheel tests."

"The tires, on the test wheel, developed a separation between two components in the sidewall on the whitewall side only."

Tires under recall include:

* Cooper Discoverer ATR (sizes LT235/85R16 and LT265/75R16).

* Dean Wildcat Radial (size LT265/75R16).

* Mastercraft Courser A/T 2 (sizes LT235/85R16 and LT265/75R16).

* Mentor All Terrain Radial SXT (size LT265/75R16).

The tires were manufactured at Cooper's Albany, Ga., factory during a 10-week period from December 2007 through February 2008. "All dealers affected have been informed about this recall and have been given instructions for returning the tires."

To obtain more information, Cooper is urging interested parties to call its consumer relations department at (800) 854-6288.

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