Firestone FS561 trailer tires being recalled

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238554Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations says it will recall some of its Firestone FS561 tire sold in the U.S. and Canada between April 2015 and January 2016.

The voluntary safety recall is limited to FS561 tires in size 255/70R22.5 and only those tires that are installed in the trailer application. All products in question were manufactured between February 2015 and January 27, 2016 (DOT weeks 0515 – 0416).

All other FS561 sizes and applications are not included as part of this recall.

Bridgestone says the voluntary recall was initiated by an elevated number of warranty adjustment returns for tread separation and/or detachment on tires in the severe service trailer application. The subject tires, when used in the severe service trailer application, may experience scrubbing which may result in an increased risk of a tread separation and/or detachment, which could contribute to a vehicle crash without warning. These tires do not exhibit an increased risk for this condition in any other application or service condition. There are no known accidents or injuries, according to the company.

It is estimated 36,000 FS561 tires in size 255/70R22.5 are subject to this recall.