Viper Stryke Tyre Recall

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. has determined that a non-compliance which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in all tyres intended for use with motor scooters, identified as follows:

 

Product Name

Size

DOT Serial Number

Affected Date codes

Brand

AVON VIPER STRYKE

120/70R15

5A KX 327

0115 - 1417

AVON

AVON VIPER STRYKE

120/70R14

5A KW 327

3215 - 1116

AVON

AVON VIPER STRYKE

160/60R14

5A LC 327

2615 - 4116

AVON

AVON VIPER STRYKE

160/60R15

5A 4F 327

3015 - 1417

AVON

 

The following illustration shows where to find the DOT information on a sample of one of the affected tyres. The affected DOT serial numbers are detailed in the above table (beginning with  5A-- ---  and ending with a four digit date code (2-digit week and 2-digit year).

Please note that this recall relates to radial scooter tyres only.  As shown in the table above, each of the affected tyres includes the letter “R” (for “Radial”) in its size code.  Non-radial scooter tyres of the same size (i.e., Avon Viper Stryke scooter tyres without a letter “R” in the size code) are not affected by this recall.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd is recalling all of the tires with the identification number(s) above.  Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. has determined that affected tyres may develop an in-service unsatisfactory ride condition, bulge in the tread area or a tread separation that, if undetected, may ultimately result in the loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a possible motorcycle crash.  Users should immediately stop using the affected tyres and contact your local Avon tyre dealer to arrange for a return of the affected tyres and refund of the purchase price.

If you have any queries in relation to this recall, please contact Customer Care at viperstryke@coopertire.com or contact your local Avon Tyre dealer.

We regret this inconvenience, but are sure that you understand our interest in your safety and satisfaction with your tyres

Sincerely,

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd.