Bridgestone Recalls FS561 Tires


Firestone FS561
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Bridgestone announces voluntary safety recall for certain Firestone FS561 commercial truck tires.

One particular size of the Firestone FS561 tire, sold in the United States and Canada between April 2015 and January 2016, has been recalled. 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 as a result of an elevated number of warranty adjustment returns for tread separation and/or detachment on tires in the severe service trailer application.

The 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.

Bridgestone will replace FS561 tires installed in the trailer application for free with the FS560 Plus or comparable Bridgestone or Firestone brand tire.

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