Continental Recalls 3,800 Tires Due To Defective Treads

By Steven Trader (July 8, 2015, 8:40 PM EDT) -- The North American unit of German tire maker Continental AG announced on Wednesday it is voluntarily recalling a batch of 3,800 passenger vehicle tires after a driver reported an incident in which the tire's tread became separated from the rubber.

Kathryn Blackwell, a spokeswoman for the company, said the incident involving the ContiProContact P205/65 R15 95T XL model tire — which can fit cars, minivans and SUVs — resulted from an improper mix of rubber components during production that didn't allow the tread to bond properly to the rest of the tire. 

The faulty tire was traced back to a batch...

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