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Hercules recalls light truck tires

Source : AP
Last Updated: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 22:32 hrs

Hercules Tire is recalling some light-duty truck tires in the U.S. because the belts and treads can separate from the tires.

The recall covers 10-ply Load Range E tires in the company's All Trac line. All the recalled tires are 16 or 17 inches in diameter. They are used mainly on commercial trucks.

Hercules is still trying to determine exactly how many tires are involved in the recall, spokeswoman Suzanne Mitchell said Monday.

The tires were made in China and sold by Hercules, which is based in the Findlay, Ohio.

Hercules says in documents sent to government safety regulators that the separations could reduce a driver's ability to control a vehicle. At least one crash was reported. Mitchell would not comment when asked if the problem has caused any other crashes or any injuries.

"We're looking to make this as successful of a recall as we can for our customers," she said.

Hercules will replace the tires for free. Owners can call the company at (888) 965-5795.

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