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Bridgestone recalls V-Steel Snow Wedge and V-Steel Highway Service tires

The sidewalls are labeled incorrectly

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Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is recalling 203 V-Steel Snow Wedge tires, size 385/95R25, and V-Steel Highway Service tires, size 445/95R25, designed for use on mobile cranes.

The affected tires do not include the DOT symbol, tire identification number, maximum speed, maximum load and corresponding inflation pressure, and ply number/composition markings on the tire sidewall.

While the tires do contain alpha-numeric sidewall markings for both the load index and speed rating, these markings are not displayed in the required format.

If the operator unknowingly exceeds the maximum speed, load and corresponding inflation pressure specifications, there may be an increased risk of a crash.

What to do

BATO will notify owners, and dealers will replace the recalled tires with a comparable Bridgestone brand or other suitable replacement free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin August 14, 2020.

Owners may contact BATO customer service at (800) 847-3272.

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