Defective Valve Stems Recalled
Drivers Urged to Do a Visual Check of Their Tires
A lawsuit blames defective valve stems on this violent crash.
Updated at 2:48 PM CST on Thursday, Feb 11, 2010
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.