– Replacement of Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle front wheel tires
– Condition in the tread and/or belt may lead to separation and possible pressure loss
– Program covers approximately 9,000 tires sold in the Americas, primarily in the U.S., between 2007 and 2014
Continental today announced a safety recall covering approximately 9,000 Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle tires sold in the US and Canada. Market feedback indicates that some of these tires have exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt which may lead to separation and possible air loss. Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition. The safety recall is being initiated to avoid any potential risk to road-users. The affected tires were sold to original equipment and replacement customers worldwide between 2007 and 2014. This safety recall is part of a worldwide program affecting 170,000 tires.
The last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Tires between 1907 (19th week of 2007) and 2614 (26th week of 2014) are covered by this voluntary safety recall. No other tire sizes, production periods or product lines are affected. Continental started to notify the respective national authorities on August 8, 2014. Continental is in contact with its motorcycle tire customers from the respective sales channels to organize and implement the voluntary safety recall.