Recall plan still under review, says NHTSA

July 6, 2007

A spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the agency is still reviewing Foreign Tire Sales Inc.'s recall plan, submitted earlier this week.

FTS sent details of its recall program to NHTSA earlier this week. (See "FTS outlines recall plan, including replacement protocol," posted today, July 6, on

Starting on July 16, FTS intends to recall up to 450,000 light truck radials it sourced from Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd.

Hangzhou manufactured the tires between mid-2002 and mid-2006 under the names Westlake, Compass and YKS.