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September 14, 2008

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6 Million Tires Recalled Due To Chinese Defect

June 13, 2008


An Ohio distributor, Tech International, is recalling about 6 million tire valve stems after concluding that some of them were improperly made and could increase the risk of accidents. The stems were made by manufacturer Shanghai Baolong Industries Co. in Shanghai, China. It estimates that just 8,600 of roughly 6 million of those valves are defective, but this was enough for a much broader recall.

The valve is a replacement snap-in tire valve (Model No. TR413) manufactured between July and November 2006.

The recall asserts that the rubber part of the valve may crack after being in use for about six months, causing a gradual loss of tire pressure. Continuing to drive on underinflated tires can cause them to burst, possibly leading to crashes. The defect was identified after “a small number” of the valves were reported by customers and one distributor to have failed.

The samples were shipped to China, and, in March, Baolong concluded that some valves could be defective. “The cause of the defect is likely improper mixing of the rubber compound in the manufacturer’s facility,” Tech International wrote in a letter to the transportation safety authority.

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Ford Motors Takes A Huge Hit

May 14, 2008

Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 655,000 Ford F-150’s and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks to correct a hose that could affect the vehicles’ braking power and possibly lead to accidents. The automaker is issuing the recall of 2005-2006 versions of the trucks with 5.4 liter 3-valve engines. This information was made public on Wednesday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood says more than 600,000 of the trucks are in the United States, 50,000 are in Canada, and 1,500 are in other countries elsewhere in the world. Ford reports that there have been 11 minor accidents and no injuries tied to the issue. Dealers will replace the hose at no charge to consumers. Owners are expected to be notified in late June, and the recall is expected to begin in July.

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