Les Schwab Tire Centers is recalling certain steel-belted radial truck tires that it retreaded for their customers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in an alert.
The vulcanizing compound Les Schwab used during the retreading may not have been completely cured, resulting in incomplete adhesion of the tread to tire casing, the NHTSA said.
The potentially affected retreaded tires were manufactured at Les Schwab’s three retread facilities during calendar weeks 42-50 of 2017 and have the DOTR numbers: RDNJ4217RS – RDNJ5017RS, RNVK4417RS – RNVK5017RS and RCEE4217RS – RCEE5017RS.
The incompletely cured vulcanizing compound can result in the tire tread separating from the tire casing, increasing the risk of a crash.
Les Schwab will notify the customers that had their tires retreaded, and will exchange the affected tires for properly retreaded ones, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Les Schwab at 1-541-416-4136.