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Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has released additional information about the Open Country A/T and Proxes ST II tires it is recalling. The pool of tires under recall totals approximately 1,156 units.

Serial numbers included in the Open Country A/T recall are 73K8C2K3109, 73K8C2K3209, 73K8C2K3809, 73K8C2K3909, 73K8C2K4009 and 73K8C2K4109.

Serial numbers included in the Proxes II recall are 73K8E491609, 73K8E491709, 73K8E493209, 73K8E493609, 73K8E493909, 73K8E494009 and 73K8E494109.

The tires were produced at Toyo's plant in White, Ga., from the 16th week of 2009 through the 41st week of that same year.

"Some of the tires have been produced with a wrinkle in the upper sidewall area of the tires," say Toyo officials. "Under certain circumstances, this wrinkle may eventually lead to a crack in the sidewall. If a crack develops and is left undetected, the tire may fail."

Toyo will replace covered tires free of charge if returned to a Toyo dealer on or before June 30, 2010. The company has set up a hotline number for tire owners, (800) 442-8696.

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