Courier: Cooper Tire recalls 10,000 tires

FINDLAY, OH (FINDLAY COURIER) - Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling up to 10,236 tires which could have tread separation, which increases the risk for a vehicle crash.

Cooper reported the problem to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on June 5. The risk of tread separation stems from a concern that contaminated rubber may have been used in the tread compound, Cooper reported to the safety administration.

Cooper said the tires were manufactured from Dec. 11, 2011 to Jan. 7, 2012, at its Texarkana, Ark., plant.

They are sold under the brands: Cooper/Discoverer H/T, Cooper/Discoverer LSX, Cooper/Mastercraft Courser HTR, Del-Nat/Delta A/S Sierradial, Del-Nat/National A/S Commando, Pep Boys/Definity Dakota H/T, TBC/Sigma Stampede Radial SUV.

Cooper is contacting tire owners and will replace the tires for free through its dealers.

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