**JANUARY 31, 2012 – ASSOCIATED PRESS – INSURANCEJOURNAL.COM
Cypress-based Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has recalled nearly 69,000 tires because of a possible kink near the rim area that could cause a crack and lead to tire failure. The recall involves the Toyo Extensa A/S tires that were manufactured at the Toyo Tires plant in Georgia and have a “Made in U.S.A.” mark on the sidewall. The defective tires can be identified by the last four digits of the tire’s identification number, ranging from 3809 to 4410. If the tire has the “Made in Japan” or “Made in China” mark on the sidewall, they are not being recalled. The company will replace the recalled tires at no charge if returned on or before May 31st.