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Continental announces motorcycle tire safety recall

August 11, 2014

Continental announced the recall of about 9,000 of its 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle tires sold in the United States and Canada that have exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt which may lead to separation and possible air loss.

The tires were sold between 2009 and 2014.

Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition, according to a company press release. 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.

Product Lines: DOT serial numbers:
120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiSportAttack CP8B B5MV 1008 to 2614
120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiSportAttack 2 CP8B B5M4 4811 to 2614
120/70R17 M/C 58H TL ContiAttack SM CP8B BXM9 1011 to 2614
120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft CP8B B5M1 1907 to 2614
120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium CP8B B5M1 2307 to 2614
120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance CP8B 918B 3011 to 2614
120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiRoadAttack 2 GTW CP8B 91E9 2513 to 2614

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.

Anyone seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tires and local contact partners, are invited to visit Continental's website http://continentaltire.custhelp.com.

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