Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) July 27, 2007 -- A lawyer who has Philadelphia clients alleging that Chinese brand faulty tires caused a tragic car accident last year indicated that there could be millions of the suspected tires sold all over the United States, far more that the initial estimates made. The car crash incident was one of two car accidents that led to a recollection of the Chinese-made tires. This was the latest in the series of alerts conducted that questions the safety of Chinese-made products sold in the country.
Lawyer Jeffrey Killino represented some families in Philadelphia last May before the Common Pleas Court and filed a lawsuit against the Foreign Tire Sales, a tire distributor based in Union, N.J. The lawsuit contain allegations that the tires made in China caused a car crash last year, August killing two construction workers in Philadelphia and severely injuring another.
A recall was demanded by the federal government to some 450,000 tires all over the United States made by the Chinese company, Hang Zhou Zhongce Rubber Co., distributed by the FTS in the country.
Killino of Woloshin & Killino law firm based in Philadelphia learned that there are half-dozen or more of other Zhongce tires distributors in the country and that there may be more than 5 million sold all over the United States every since year 2002.
Furthermore, according to Killino, the said manufacturer had sold tires bearing countless other brand names.
Killino has turned up with interesting results from their investigations in connection to the lawsuit they have filed. They found out that the manufacturer failed to place adhesive strips in between the tire's belts, which caused it to disintegrate and consequently separate. This resulted to the crash.
The tires were sold under the brand names YKS, Westlake, Telluride and Compass.
Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, the FTS reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA regarding its safety concerns on the tires, which are triggered of an ambulance crash last 2005 in New Mexico.
The FTS launched tests of its tires resulting from the ambulance crash and other complaints they receive from customers asking for refund due to the poor quality of the tires. The company came up with results showing tires designed for 40,000 miles coming apart at just 25,000 miles. These tires were supposed to be designed for light trucks and vans.
Upon the FTS filing, the federal government's NHTSA demanded a recall of the tires. Killino also filed a federal lawsuit in the New Jersey district court against FTS, Zhongce and other distributors' seeking class-action status for the case.