In June 2007 a recall for thousands of Chinese Tires was ordered by The national Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) for Foreign Tire Sales Inc., due to some 450,000 steel-belted radial tires being defective. The recall was issued after it was discovered that the tires lacked a key safety feature known as a “gum Strip” which gives the tire added durability. Some of the brand names associated with the recall include Telluride, Compass, Westlake, and YKS.
Tire tread seperations are often a result of faulty design and manufacturing defects. These manufacturers can be held liable under the law for the injuries and deaths caused by the defective tires. All tire manufacturers have a legal duty to notify consumers of dangerous defects related to their products and issue recalls of defective units. Hilliard and Munoz LLP has handled all types of brands of defective tires including Firestone, Good Year, Cooper Tire Company, and others who have at times been linked with manufacturing defective tires. It is very important to gather and maintain any tire tread that has come off during a tire failure. These tire treads act as crucial evidence in any tire case related to defective tires. Bob Hilliard is a board certified pesonal injury trial lawyer in the state of Texas by the State Board of Texas Legal Specialization. He has been trying personal injury law suits since 1983. Hilliard and Munoz LLP will bring its national reputation of taking on big Tire Comapanies to wherever you reside.