Lawyers in our firm are handling an increasing number of tire cases involving the failure of Chinese made tires. American consumers have faced numerous issues with Chinese products including lead-laced toys, tainted toothpaste and pet food recalls. However, the problems with Chinese products are emerging with greater frequency and they involve one of a vehicles’ most important safety features, its tires.

Currently, China is exporting nearly 65 million tires a year. Recently, many Chinese tire manufacturers have come under attack for making substandard and unsafe tires available for sale in the United States. Furthermore, some Chinese manufacturers have been the subject of “recalls” by many state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

While there have been numerous Chinese tire brands that have been scrutinized, some of the brand tires that have been recalled for safety defects are Westlake Tires, AKS Tires, Telluride tires and Compass Tires. All of these tires are made by the China-based Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Company. All of the tires lacked the most basic of tire safety features such as bead wedges and cap plies, which are state of the art in the tire industry today.

In addition to design issues, another basic problem that our lawyers are seeing with Chinese made tires are quality and control measures. In most of the cases our firm has prosecuted against Chinese tire makers, the lawyers involved have discovered that these manufacturers have very little to no measures in place to assure quality control. Some of the manufacturers use manufacturing processes that were abandoned by domestic tire makers in the 1980s. That’s inexcusable and puts consumers at risk when using their tires.

While several of these Chinese tires are less expensive, their reduced price is proving to be at the cost of reduced safety and it has resulted in the loss of lives. You might want to think twice before buying a less-expensive Chinese tire. If you need more information, contact Rick Morrison, a lawyer in our firm’s Personal Injury/Product Liability Section at Rick is our lead lawyer in tire-related litigation.

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