Experienced Dallas, Texas, product liability attorney, Witherite, is aware of recent warning letters sent to drivers by Discount Tire. The written advisories were distributed to Discount Tire consumers concerning a problem with the rubber air valve stems. Apparently, the air valve stems, supplied by Dill Air Controls, crack prematurely causing air to seep out of the tire. The leaking air causes tire failure resulting in accidents. The warning came over a year too late for the Weir family. In June 2007, the family’s Crown Victoria, equipped with tires from Discount Tire, was totaled while their son was driving. The Weir family received the Discount Tire warning letter about 10 days ago. The letter from Englert, CEO of Discount Tire, states, “Discount Tire has received a few reports of accidents, including one fatality, allegedly caused by a cracked valve stem, and we are actively investigating these accidents.”
Dallas product liability lawyer, Witherite, is urging Discount tire owners to take the following steps and have their tires inspected:
1. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible for a free valve stem replacement service by visiting www.DTCcares.com or call 1-888-356-0262.
2. If you have already paid someone to replace you valve stems, obtain a reimbursement form at www.DTCcares.com or call 1-888-356-0262.
3. Regularly check your tire’s air pressure for signs of slow air leaks.
4. Keep your defective tires.
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