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Defective Valve Stems Recalled

Drivers Urged to Do a Visual Check of Their Tires

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010  |  Updated 2:48 PM CDT
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Defective Tire Valve Stems Could Be Dangerous

A lawsuit blames defective valve stems on this violent crash.

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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.
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A distributor of tire valve stems is recalling 1.8 million of them after NBC Chicago 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.

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.

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