Mitas recalls E-07 tires that could fail in extreme conditions

Publish Date: 
Dec 21, 2012

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Czech tire manufacturer Mitas is voluntarily recalling 1,752 potentially dangerous tubeless E-07 motorcycle tires. Most were sold in Europe, but some also were retailed in the U.S. and Canada.

Under extreme conditions, the affected tires can suddenly lose air pressure, Mitas claimed. 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

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 DOT code shown on the sidewall 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 that was manufactured in Mitas’ Zlin factory (code 6J) in the fifth week of 2012. The recalled DOT range of 0111 through to 4812 contains tires made from January 2011 (0111) to November 2012 (4812).

The recall follows a quarantine of stocks at tire dealers. All customers are advised to contact the point of purchase to discuss options for replacement. Improved E-07 tyres will be made available at sales points in February.

Posted by Arlo Redwine