The Czech tire producer Mitas is voluntarily recalling 1,752 tubeless E-07 motorcycle tires from the market. These tires were sold to customers mostly in Europe, but also in the United States and Canada. The tire sizes subject to recall are:
110/80-19 M/C 59T E-07 TL MI
100/90-19 M/C 57T E-07 TL MI
110/80-19 M/C 59T E-07 DAKAR TL MI
Under extreme conditions, the affected tires can suddenly loose air pressure.
Customers can determine whether their tire is subject to recall by checking the brand name “MITAS,” tire name “E-07,” inscription “tubeless” and DOT codes ranging from 0111 through to 4812 on the tire sidewall. No other Mitas tires are affected.
The recalled tires were made in the Czech Republic.
All customers are advised to contact the point of purchase to discuss options for replacement. The improved E-07 tires will be made available at sales points in February 2013.
Mitas has notified the Czech Trade Inspection Authority, which is expected to submit the notice to the EU-wide RAPEX system. Non-EU authorities will be informed in due course.
The DOT marking is a combination of numbers and letters, and it identifies the tire production plant and date of production. The manufacturing date is a four number code following the plant code. The date code signifies the week and year of production. For example, the DOT code “6J 0512” is shown on a tire which was manufactured in Mitas’ Zlin factory (code 6J) in the 5th week of 2012. The DOT code is always shown on the sidewall for easy identification. The recalled DOT range of 0111 through to 4812 contains tires made from January 2011 to November 2012.
Countries affected by the recall include: Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.