Hangzhou responds to start of FTS recall

Aug. 9, 2007

Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd., the Chinese company that produced the 250,000 light truck tires under recall by Foreign Tire Sales Inc., has released a statement following the recall's start earlier today.

"Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. (HZR) has a long record of producing high-quality, safe and reliable products. HZR has fully cooperated with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to provide information on the scope of the recall and the design history of the products involved.

"While HZR has not found any evidence that the light truck radial tires at issue contain any structural defects or are missing any safety features, because FTS has initiated a recall, consumers who own tires within its scope should bring them into their dealer and have them checked.

"Above all, HZR is committeed to providing all of our customers with safe products and outstanding service. We are communicating with our U.S. distributors and are grateful for their support and business. We look forward to continuing to provide our partners in the U.S. the same high quality products they have come to expect from us."