Tire Valve Recall

Tech International, a distributor based in Ohio, has announced that it is recalling 6 million tire valves. These tire valves were manufactured by China based, Shanghai Baolong Industries Co. The recall notice stated that stems could crack and cause a gradual reduction in tire pressure. Of course it is very difficult to figure out who has these types of valves on their tires.
"Tech International does not know the identity of any end-users of the TR413 valves and has no realistic method of determining the identity of such individuals. Furthermore, there is no realistic method for Tech International to identify the production dates of any specific TR413 valves," the company said in its letter to NHTSA.

There is a push for people to inspect their tires, valves for any cracks, and to check the tire  pressure.
  "Air loss at highway speeds may result in a tire failure and loss-of-control crash," said Sean Kane, president of Safety Research and Strategies.

Read the entire article found in the Detroit News.

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tyre valves - April 15, 2010 11:40 PM

Thanks for the information.Everyone should check their tire valves especially those who bought with the said distributor.For the safety of all,have time to check your tire valves and other parts regularly.

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