Another Chinese recall

US authorities could recall up to 450,000 Chinese-made tyres that may contain safety defects. The recall is the latest in a string of China-related consumer scares.

US authorities could recall up to 450,000 Chinese-made tyres that may contain safety defects. The recall is the latest in a string of China-related consumer scares. Newspapers citing federal regulators and a US distributor involved in designing the tyres said an unknown number of them lacked a safety feature: a rubber layer known as a “gum strip,” which is added to toughen them. The tyres were sold under the brand names Westlake, Telluride, Compass and YKS for use on SUVs, vans and trucks. China has caused alarm recently as a string of tainted and dangerous products have been discovered in the US, triggering concerns among consumers and regulators. Reports of tainted pet foods, dangerous toys, drugs, fish, cosmetics and other products have led to recalls and bans and potentially more stringent import laws.