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Defective Valve Stems Recalled

Drivers Urged to Do a Visual Check of Their Tires



    A lawsuit blames defective valve stems on this violent crash.

    A distributor of tire valve stems is recalling 1.8 million of them after NBCChicago reported some of the parts were cracking, leaking air and leading to a danger of blow-outs.

    One death has been blamed on the defect.

    Defective Tire Valve Stems Could Be Dangerous

    [CHI] Defective Tire Valve Stems Could Be Dangerous
    If you've had your tires changed since August 2006, there may be a small part on your car you're urged to go inspect.
    (Published Saturday, March 12, 2011)

    Dill Air Controls Products of North Carolina announced the recall this week. 

    Click here for a visual expanation of how to check your tire valve stems to find out if they are part of the recall.