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Toyo Recalls 69K Tires

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CYPRESS (CBS) — Cypress-based Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced a recall Thursday of nearly 69,000 tires due to the possibility of a kink near the rim area that could cause a crack and lead to tire failure.

According to the company, the Toyo Extensa A/S tires distributed to U.S. retailers between the fourth quarter of 2009 and the fourth quarter of 2010 may have the kink.

The recalled tires were manufactured at the Toyo Tires plant in Georgia and have a “Made in U.S.A.” mark on the sidewall. The faulty tires can be identified by the last four digits of the tire’s identification number — ranging from 3809 to 4410.

If the tire has the “Made in Japan” or “Made in China” mark on the sidewall, they are not being recalled. Affected consumers will have their recalled tires replaced at no charge.

A website, http://www.toyotires.com/recall-campaign, provides information on identifying recalled tires and instructions on how to return them.

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