Dunlop Tire Corporation first began in 1888 and later developed into one of the most popular tire manufacturers in the U.S. While Dunlop has been manufacturing tires for years, many of the tires manufactured by Dunlop Tire Corp. have been subject to recalls. Defective tires can lead to tire blowouts, which can in turn cause accidents that are severe or even deadly.
If you are the owner of Dunlop tires, there is important information about recalls of which you need to be aware. For more information about Dunlop tire recalls, and who might be liable for an accident involving a Dunlop tire, refer to the following.
Assigning Liability in a Defective Tire Case
Dunlop tires have been the subject of investigations, recalls, and even lawsuits over the last several decades. Defective Dunlop tires have been the cause of accidents that have resulted in the death or serious injury, including traumatic brain injuries.
In the past, Dunlop Tire Corp. has been liable for injuries caused by a manufacturing defect. If you have been involved in an accident caused by a defective tire, whether or not it was subject to a Dunlop tire recall, you too may be eligible to recover damages.
Florida product liability law requires a manufacturer to make a product that is reasonably hazard-free. In the case that an accident occurs that would not have occurred but for the product, then the manufacturer might be liable for injuries and damages that result.
For example, if your car accident was caused by the premature tread separation of a Dunlop tire, and if that car accident resulted in serious injury, then Dunlop may be responsible for damages.
History of Dunlop Tire Recalls
The U.S. Department of Transportation provides a website, SaferCar.gov, where consumers can search for tire recalls, investigations, and complaints. According to the website, Dunlop has been involved in more than 20 different tire recalls over the past several decades.
Here’s a brief recount of some of Dunlop’s tire recalls:
- February 23, 1978 – Dunlop tires are recalled for loose breaker edges that may have led to tread separation or tread chunking.
- July 14, 1983 – Dunlop tires are recalled for an absence of important markings, rendering the tires in violation of Federal motor vehicle safety standards.
- June 23, 1986 – Dunlop tires are recalled for possible damages to the tires’ sidewalls, which could lead to rapid air loss and increase the risk of an accident.
- August 09, 1999 – Problems with Dunlop tires’ sidewalls, which can cause stress cracks or splits, lead to another Dunlop tire recall.
- July 01, 2008 – The Dunlop Winter Sport 3D and Dunlop M3 tires are recalled. The recall is based on the tires’ failure to comply with Federal safety standards for strength, making them more susceptible to failure if met with road hazards.
The recalls listed above are examples of just a few Dunlop tire recalls over the years. If you’ve been involved in an accident that involved a defective tire – whether or not it was subject to a recall – seek the help of an attorney.
How an Attorney at Chalik & Chalik Can Help
An attorney is your best resource when it comes to pursuing a product liability suit for a defective product. For answers to all of your legal questions, including how to go about filing a suit and what level of compensation you may be able to recover, the attorneys at Chalik & Chalik are here to help.
For a free case consultation, or to begin the process of filing your claim, call us today at 855-529-0269.