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Continental recalls 3,800 ContiProContact tyres in US


Continental has announced a voluntary recall program involving approximately 3,800 ContiProContact P205/65 R15 95T XL tyres produced in February 2015 and sold in the replacement market only. Continental reported that the recalled tyres may experience tread separation. The tyres can be identified with the Department of Transportation (DOT) code VY UR 471B 0615. Only the DOT production week 0615 is affected. Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

Continental notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the details of the recall on July 7. The company is in communication with its tyre distributors and dealers to identify consumers who purchased affected tyres. Owners will be promptly notified and informed about the details of the voluntary safety recall program.

Consumers seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tyres as well as obtaining replacement tyres are asked to visit Continental’s website for more information.

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