Troy King Issues Warning About Potentially Dangerous Tires

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King says the federal government is warning drivers that they may have faulty tires that could be vulnerable to belt and or tread separation.

The tires are for light trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans.

In June, Foreign Tire Sales told federal highway officials that some tires manufactured in China under the names Westlake, Compass and YKS may not hold belts in place. So far, there has NOT been a recall, but one may begin later this month.

King, in a statement today, said the affected tires have a tire size starting with "LT" or light truck, as well as a DOT number that starts with "7D" and ends in either "02", "03", "04", or "05".

Additional information can be obtained from the Federal Trade Commission web site at You may also contact the Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection at 1-800-392-5658.

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