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Hercules recalls H502 truck tires

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Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain H502 radial medium tubeless truck tires, size 315/80R22.5 Load Range J, produced in the DOT week ending dates 5211 thru 2112, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The affected tires, 1,222 in all, may have been produced with an insufficient tire liner gauge (thickness) due to an improperly working machine.

The presence of this condition may cause the formation of voids (U crack) which could result in early life sidewall separations, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Hercules will notify owners and the tires will be replaced free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, Aug. 17, 2012. Owners may contact Hercules toll-free at (800) 677-3573.

For more information, owners may also contact NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or go to



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