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Thursday, June 5, 2008

TECH INTERNATIONAL RECALLS SNAP-IN TIRE VALVE STEMS.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
TECH INTERNATIONAL / TR413
9999
Manufacturer : TECH INTERNATIONAL Mfr's Report Date : MAY 30, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08T018000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:VALVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 6000000
Summary:
 TECH INTERNATIONAL IS RECALLING CERTAIN REPLACEMENT SNAP-IN TIRE VALVE STEMS, MODEL NO. TR413, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JULY AND NOVEMBER 2006. THE RUBBER PORTION OF THE VALVE STEM MAY CRACK AND PERMIT THE GRADUAL LOSS OF TIRE PRESSURE.
Consequence:
 CONTINUING TO DRIVE ON UNDER-INFLATED TIRES COULD DAMAGE THE TIRE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
 TECH INTERNATIONAL WILL REPLACE THE VALVE STEMS WITH NON-DEFECTIVE VALVE STEMS FREE OF CHARGE. FURTHER, IF A DEFECTIVE TR413 VALVE STEM HAS CAUSED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO A TIRE, THE TIRE WILL BE REPLACED AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 13, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TECH INTERNATIONAL AT 1-740-967-9015.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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