Tireco Recalls 11,904 Milestar BS623 Truck Tires
Tireco Inc. is recalling certain Milestar BS623 truck tires, size 225/70R19.5 LRG/14, manufactured June 23, 2013, to Jan. 24, 2015. The potential number of units affected is 11,904.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Campaign ID Number for the recall is 16T014.
NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation says the affected tires have incorrect markings on the sidewall, indicating both ratings as "DUAL" when the first rating should be identified as "SINGLE." As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars."
"Incorrectly identifying the ratings on the tires may result in the operator inadvertently overloading the tires, possibly causing their failure, thereby increasing the risk of a crash."
Tireco will notify owners, and provide owners with a full refund of the entire purchase price.
The recall is expected to begin Oct. 10, 2016. Owners may contact Tireco customer service at (800) 937-9433.