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Bridgestone Issues Voluntary Safety Recall

Bridgestone Americas and Bridgestone Canada (Bridgestone) are collectively issuing a voluntary safety recall of approximately 1,923 Firestone Destination LE3 and Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus passenger and light truck tires.

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Tires included in this recall include:

  • Firestone Destination LE3 tires in size 255/60R19, manufactured between June 14 and July 18, 2020 with DOT date codes 2420 – 2820 and press identification number E07L;
  • Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tires in size P255/60R19, manufactured between July 12 and August 8, 2020 with DOT date codes 2820 – 3120 and press identification number E07L.

Tires included in this recall were sold in the replacement market in the United States and Canada. Firestone Destination LE3 and Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tires in sizes 255/60R19 and P255/60R19 manufactured outside of the affected production range and/or on an alternate press meet regulatory requirements and are not part of the recall.

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Tires included in this recall may not comply with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) and/or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) performance requirements. Affected tires may have been manufactured with a small pinhole in the upper sidewall of the tire. In rare instances, the pinhole may penetrate the tire’s inner liner and the tire may slowly leak air. If a slow air loss is undetected or ignored, the continued loss of air may increase the risk of a vehicle crash or personal injury. There are no known accidents or injuries involving tires subject to this recall.

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Bridgestone is notifying regulatory agencies in the U.S. and Canada in accordance with applicable laws. Bridgestone also is notifying known authorized Bridgestone and Firestone retailers, dealers, distributors, company-owned stores and end-user consumers who may have purchased tires included in this safety recall.

All affected tires will be replaced with a comparable Firestone Destination LE3 or Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire manufactured outside the production range, or with a suitable replacement tire, Bridgestone says, and tires will be replaced at no charge to customers.

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