Mitas EO7 Tire Recall Dec 2012
I was doing some tire research on the Mitas E07s as I can pick them up just across the border not far from home.
I ran across a recall notice recently posted by Mitas affecting the E07s. Not huge numbers of them, but if you are riding on one of the bad ones, one is enough.
From MITAS a.s.
CZ-106 25 Praha 10
Public Relations Manager
Mobile: +420 603 458 317
Mitas is recalling 1,752 tubeless E-07 motorcycle tyres
Prague, 21 December 2012 – The Czech tyre producer Mitas is voluntarily recalling 1,752 tubeless E-07 motorcycle tyres from the market. These tyres were sold to customers mostly in Europe. The tyre sizes subject to recall are,
110/80-19 M/C 59T E-07 TL MI
100/90-19 M/C 57T E-07 TL MI
110/80-19 M/C 59T E-07 DAKAR TL MI
Under extreme conditions the affected tyres can suddenly loose air pressure.
Customers can determine whether their tyre is subject to recall by checking the brand name “MITAS”, tyre name “E-07,” inscription “tubeless” and DOT codes ranging from 0111 through to 4812, on the tyre sidewall. No other Mitas tyres are affected.
The recalled tyres were made in the Czech Republic.
The recall follows a quarantine of stocks at tyre dealers. All customers are advised to contact the point of purchase to discuss options for replacement. The improved E-07 tyres will be made available at sales points in February 2013.
Mitas has notified the Czech Trade Inspection Authority which is expected to submit the notice to the EU-wide RAPEX system. Non-EU authorities will be informed in due course.
The DOT marking is a combination of numbers and letters, and it identifies the tyre production plant and date of production. The manufacturing date is a four number code following the plant code. The date code signifies the week and year of production. For example, the DOT code “6J 0512” is shown on a tyre which was manufactured in Mitas’ Zlin factory (code 6J) in the 5th week of 2012. The DOT code is always shown on the sidewall for easy identification. The recalled DOT range of 0111 through to 4812 contains tyres made from January 2011 (0111) to November 2012 (4812).
The list of countries affected by the recall: Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.
MITAS a.s is one of Europe’s leading producers of agricultural tyres. Mitas manufactures and sells tyres under three brand names: the company’s own Mitas and Cultor, and Continental under licence. In addition, MITAS a.s. produces and distributes a wide range of Mitas-branded industrial and motorcycle tyres. MITAS a.s. is a member of ČGS HOLDING a.s. and operates three production plants in the Czech Republic, one in Serbia and one in the USA, and maintains a global sales and distribution network.