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Bridgestone Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

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Feb. 1, 2016—Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations announced on Friday that it will be recalling one size of its Firestone FS561 tires sold 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 other FS561 sizes and applications are not included as part of this recall.

The 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 may experience scrubbing when used in the severe service trailer application, which may result in an increased risk of tread separation and or/detachment. This could cause a vehicle to crash without warning.

Bridgestone estimates that about 36,000 FS561 tires in size 255/70R22.5 are subject to this recall.

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