Cooper Tires / Dean Tires

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:50 by admin
Several Cooper Tire models are facing public scrutiny for their possible role in dozens of fatal automobile accidents. According to reports, Cooper tires may develop shoulder area cracks which can cause tread separation leading to a sudden deflation of the tire. Similar to what caused the Firestone tire scandal, this defect may lead to serious injury or death if an accident ensues. To date, Cooper tires have been linked to 35 fatalities on U.S. highways. The billion-dollar tire maker is facing numerous lawsuits as a result.

During an Arkansas negligence lawsuit in the summer of 2000, several former Cooper Tire and Rubber Company employees alleged careless manufacturing procedures existed at the company's Texarkana and Tupelo, Mississippi plants. According to testimony, cans, plastic and chicken bones were often baked into the tires.

Tire models recalled since 2000 include the following:

Cooper Trendsetter A/W
Cooper Trendsetter SE
Cooper Radial XL
Cooper Durasteel
Dean Galaxie GT
Dean Alpha IV Season
Trailcat All Season
Falls Roadmaster IV
Starfire Flite-line A/S
Laramie Tempra Year Round
Sentry Deluxe Classic LX
Premier II All Season
Cordovan Centron
Merit Four Season 75

If you have been injured by one of these products, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit. cannot guarantee that the information regarding Cooper Tires contained on this page is complete. For more information on this and other tire recalls, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

See Also

  1. Automobiles & Other Vehicles
  2. Broken Bones: Overview
  3. Dislocation: Overview
  4. Head & Brain Injury
  5. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  6. Loss of Limb
  7. Scars: Overview
  8. Wounds: Overview
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