PIERCE RECALLS MORE THAN 800 AERIALS
    

Pierce Manufacturing is recalling certain 2004-2018 Arrow XT, Dash, Enforcer, Impel, Quantum and Velocity firefighting aerial vehicles.

A potential 886 vehicles may be affected by this recall. The aerial devices may unexpectedly rotate to the right when the ladder is being extended. Through internal testing, Pierce traced the cause of this malfunction to its CommandZone II controllers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects received five consumer complaints and two other reports that alleged a defect in the aerial ladder control valves, which resulted in unattended movement of the aerial ladder platform.

The complaints and reports included allegations of uncontrolled movement resulting in the aerial ladder striking a pole, lowering onto a building that was on fire, and multiple instances of the ladder swinging full speed 20 to 30 feet while extending.

NHTSA also acknowledged an independent investigation after an aerial failure during a two-alarm fire in Boston last year.

In April 2018, the telescoping ladder on a 2005 Pierce fire truck buckled and collapsed onto a three-story building. The firefighter on the ladder was able to safely climb out of the ladder’s bucket onto the roof of the building, reported WCVB.

The recall began on February 28. Naturally Pierce plans to notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the aerial control module free of charge. Owners may contact Pierce customer service at 1-888-974-3723. Pierce’s number for this recall is 74B295.

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Urgent Notice! Tire Recalls!
Researched and presented here by our Liaison Tony Bulygo
Subject: Tire Recalls

FORT MILL, S.C.  Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) today announced the company’s decision to voluntarily initiate a safety recall for 5,356 commercial vehicle tires. The tires involved in the recall are 315/80R22.5 Conti Coach HA3, produced from August 27, 2017, to April 28, 2018 (DOT weeks 3517 to 1618), and sold in the original equipment and replacement markets in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Tires from four production weeks were identified with issues, but in an abundance of caution, Continental is recalling all potentially affected tires from the start of production. The tires were identified as having a potential issue which could cause loss of internal pressure through the sidewall resulting in slow or rapid deflation. Since the safety of customers is paramount at Continental, the company has decided to voluntarily issue a safety-related recall for the potentially affected tires. The tires are identified with the Department of Transportation (DOT) codes A372 KWUU 3517 through 5317, and 0118 through 1618. Only the production DOT weeks 3517 through 1618 are affected. Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

Continental has notified the appropriate authorities of the details of the recall. All identified tire owners will be promptly notified and informed about the details of the recall and how to receive replacement tires at no charge. Tires with the affected DOT codes should be exchanged immediately. Tires will be exchanged free of charge, including the cost of mounting, balancing, and service fees, through August 31, 2018, and on a pro-rata basis after this date. However, we encourage owners of the affected tires to complete the exchange as soon as possible.

Customers seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tires as well as obtaining replacement tires, are asked to contact their local Continental sales representative or the Customer Service team. For the U.S. market, the contact number is toll-free 1 (800) 726-7113. For Canada, the contact number for English-language service is toll-free 1 (800) 461-9681, and for French-language service is toll-free 1 (800) 361-2844. For Mexico, the contact number is 01 800 821 2000. Or visit the Product Recall FAQs page: http://ci-shortcode.conti.de/fr1j

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada are voluntarily recalling approximately 2,700 all-position, wide-base radial commercial truck tires for suspected noncompliance with U.S., Canadian and Mexican government endurance tests.

The tires, manufactured from June 10-30, are all size 425/65R22.5, Bridgestone said. They are as follows:

  • Firestone FS818 tires, with Department of Transportation date codes 2318 and 2418;
  • Bridgestone M854 tires, date codes 2418 and 2518;
  • Bridgestone M860A tires, date code 2518; and
  • 1318.Bridgestone M864 tires, date codes 2318 and 2418.

The tires were produced at Bridgestone’s truck tire plant in Warren County, Tenn.

The affected tires may present a risk of exposure of steel body cords in the sidewall, leading to deterioration of the cords and resulting rapid air loss, Bridgestone said.

Tires of the same models manufactured outside the June 10-30 window meet regulatory requirements and are not part of the recall, according to the company.

Bridgestone is notifying the relevant regulatory agencies in the three countries about the recall, as well as original equipment manufacturers, authorized dealers, national account fleets, company-owned stores and end-user customers, the company said.

Bridgestone will replace the recalled tires free of charge.

To find authorized Bridgestone dealers, visit commercial.bridgestone.com.

Customers in the U.S. and Mexico may call Bridgestone Technical Service at 800-847-3272 with questions about the recall. Canadian customers should call Bridgestone Canada Technical Service at 800-267-1318.

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Spartan Recalls Gladiator, MetroStar Fire Trucks

Spartan Motors is recalling 95 2013-2015 model-year Gladiator, as well as 2011 and 2013-2014-MY MetroStar, emergency vehicles equipped with a pressure governor or hand throttle supplied by Fire Research Corp.

The software controlling the pressure governor or hand throttle might cause an engine surge. This in turn could trigger a water pressure surge at the end of a fire hose, increasing the risk of personal injury to firefighters, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

The recall covers fire trucks manufactured from June 15, 2011, to Jan. 14 of this year.

To remedy the problem, Spartan dealers will install a software update free of charge. The recall is expected to begin this month.

Vehicle owners can reach Spartan customer service at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan’s number for this recall is 14013.