Continental Announces Voluntary Motorcycle Tire Safety Recall Program in U.S. and Canada

Continental Announces Voluntary Motorcycle Tire Safety Recall Program in U.S. 
and Canada 

    --  Safety recall program on ContiMotion MC tires on Honda Gold
        Wing 1800 rear wheel
    --  Overloading and/or under-inflation may lead to loss of tire
    --  Program involves 1,700 MC tires worldwide sold in 2011 and 2012
        primarily in U.S.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Continental today announced a voluntary 
recall program involving approximately 1,700 motorcycle tires 180/60R16 M/C 
74H ContiMotion. Market feedback indicates that under certain service 
conditions these tires may experience uneven wear, groove cracking and in some 
cases belt lift, which can lead to a loss of inflation pressure and a 
potential loss of control that could lead to an accident. These service 
conditions have been observed with Honda Gold Wing 1800 motorcycles rear tire 
fitment, particularly under conditions of overloading and/or under-inflation. 
Continental has not received any reports about accidents resulting from this 

The affected tires were sold in the replacement market in 2011 and 2012, 
primarily in the United States. Small quantities were also sold in other 
markets including Canada where 13 tires were sold.

The tires are identified by the DOT serial numbers H60LJJE5110 through 

Continental started to notify the respective national safety authorities, such 
as Transport Canada on January 18, 2013.

Continental is in communication with its motorcycle tire distributors and 
dealers to identify consumers who purchased affected tires. Identified tire 
owners will be promptly notified and informed about the details of the 
voluntary recall program.

Consumers seeking more information, including instructions for identifying 
affected tires, are invited to visit Continental's Web site for more information.

Media Contacts: Terry Smouter, Marketing Manager Continental Tire Canada 
6110 Cantay Rd Mississauga, ON, Canada L5R 3W5 905 568 1303 Ext. 2228 

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