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Dangerous Tires

August 3, 2007

Montgomery, Alabama--You could be driving on dangerous tires. The federal government is warning drivers about faulty tires that could be vulnerable to belt or tread separation.

The tires were manufactured in China under the names Westlake, Compass, and YKS. The tires are for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans.

There has not been a recall yet, but that could change soon. The tire size starts with "LT" and they have a number that starts with "7D" and ends in either "02", "03", "04", or "05".

Additional information can be obtained from the Federal Trade Commission web site at www.foreigntire.com. You may also contact the Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection at 1-800-392-5658.