The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that the TBC Corporation is recalling certain Sigma Stampede tires due to a potentially hazardous defect. The brand of tire being recalled is the Sigma Stampede Radial SUV, tire size P265/70R17. The tire is equipped with DOT code UTT6TX60112.
This voluntary recall is being issued because contaminated rubber may have been used in the tread compound, which could result in tread separation. Tread separation can be dangerous for Kentucky motorists, as well as those across the country, as it may result in loss of vehicle control, which may increase the risk of a KY traffic accident.
The recall is expected to begin July 2 and TBC will notify owners of the recall. Dealers will replace the tires free of charge, and free mounting and balancing will be included. For more information or questions regarding this tire recall, owners can contact TBC at (901) 363-8030 or the NHTSA’ s vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236. Owners can also visit www.safercar.gov for more information.
Manufacturers are legally and ethically obligated to produce items that are safe for consumer use by enforcing the highest manufacturing standards and adequately testing products. Automobile makers have an especially important duty to produce safe, defect-free vehicles and parts, as even the smallest defect can lead to a dangerous automobile crash.
Louisville product liability attorney Tad Thomas has years of experience helping consumers who have been harmed by a defective product and aids in the search for compensation from negligent parties.