Foreign Tire Sales, Inc. of Weird Union, NJ is suing Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Company of China due to tires supplied without an additional rubber layer over the steel belt, thus leading to Firestone-style tread-separation issues, one example of which contributed to a fatal wreck in Pennsylvania. FTS apparently doesn't have the clout to get a Federal recall initated, so they're instead muscling the Chinese company for compensation. Meanwhile, while you contemplate that, check the Young Ones on University Challenge.

China-Made Tires Are Subject Of Lawsuit After Fatal Accident (sub. req.) [WSJ via Autoblog]


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