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Bridgestone Recalls Some Firestone Passenger Tires

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Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC is recalling certain Firestone FR710 tires, size 205/65R16, and Champion Fuel Fighter tires, sizes 205/65R15 and 205/70R15, manufactured March 27, 2016, to April 9, 2016.

The potential number of tires affected is 32. Bridgestone says it is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,900 tires in "an abundance of caution."

The company says these replacement passenger car tires may have been manufactured with inconsistent rubber coverage over the steel plies. As a result, the tread may separate, increasing the risk of a crash.

Bridgestone will notify the owners that purchased the tires, and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. Bridgestone has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Bridgestone customer service at 1-800-847-3272.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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