On October 29, 2008, Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire, LLC recalled more than 150,000.00 Tires that were produced with insufficient tread base guage. Firestone FR380 Tires, Size P235/75R15, manufacturerd between June 4, 2006 and September 8, 2007, and Lemans Champion SE Tires, Size P235/75R15, manufactured between June 4, 2006 and September 2, 2006 are the subject matter of the recall. Bridgestone/Firestone has offered to replace the tires free of charge.
Tires with insufficient tread base can cause vibration and groove cracking, and ultimately could lead to tread distortion or separation, resulting in a loss of control to the vehicle, with potentially catastrophic consequences. Shipman & Wright, LLP has been involved in litigation surrounding defective tires for many years, and can offer assistance to anyone who has suffered an injury after a tire failure.