Product Recall Notice
An official recall notice has been issued for the Avon Cobra Chrome 240/50R16 Motorcycle Tyre sold in Australia.
The recall is due to possible degradation of the innerliner of the tyre, which could cause a rapid loss of inflation, and loss of motorcycle control.
Owners of these models should contact the point of purchase for the tyre to be checked and any problem to be rectified as necessary.
PRA No. 2019/17971
Date published 20 Dec 2019
Avon Cobra Chrome 240/50R16 Motorcycle Tyres
Each tyre has a DOT Tyre Identification Number which is located on the sidewall of the tyre. The DOT sequence on all tyres begins with AT6D28, and ends with a date code (2-digit week and 2 digit year) between 1418 and 2119 inclusive – see attached photograph
What are the defects?
The tyres may have thin innerliner gauge that could develop into a tyre failure.
What are the hazards?
If the innerliner of the tyre degrades this increases the risk of tyre failure, which could lead to rapid loss of inflation pressure and loss of motorcycle control increasing the risk of an accident.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should contact the dealer from which they purchased their tyres to arrange an inspection and a replacement of affected tyres, free of charge.
Driving at high speeds should be avoided until the tyres have been inspected and replaced if they fall within the DOT Tyre Identification Numbers.
Consumers can contact Pro Accessories Australia on 07 3277 0675 or e-mail Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd at firstname.lastname@example.org.