If you are riding on Mitas Sportforce tyres, stop now!
An urgent safety recall notice has been issued by Mityre Australia says riders should “cease using the product immediately”.
The defect notice says that certain Sportforce tyres canm develop a bulge on the tread of the tyre under sustained high-speed riding. This bulge may cause vibration and, “in the most extreme of cases, some of the tread may become detached”.
If the defect occurs, the tyre may blow out and “pose a serious risk of injury to the rider”.
Mityre says this problem has been simulated in controlled and very severe test conditions. There is no report on any incidences. However, the matter is urgent and riders should not use the tyres. The notice says riders should return the tyres to where they bought them for a full refund.
Tyre sizes affected are:
120/70 ZR17 (58W) TL SPORTFORCE MITAS
150/60 ZR17 (66W) TL SPORTFORCE MITAS
160/60 ZR17 (69W) TL SPORTFORCE MITAS
180/55 ZR17 (73W) TL SPORTFORCE MITAS
190/50 ZR17 (73W) TL SPORTFORCE MITAS
Article numbers: 3000559988000, 3000564627000, 3000559947000, 3000564638000, 3000567759000
DOT of the product (shown on sidewall): Range of DOT H3 0114 to DOT H3 2614, i.e. tyres manufactured between January 2014 (the first week of 2011) and June 2014 (the 24th week of 2014).
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