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Continental Announces Voluntary Motorcycle Tire Exchange Program

Aug 11, 2014

  • Exchange program on Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and
    120/70 R 17 motor cycle front wheel tires
  • Condition in the tread and/or belt may lead to
    separation and possible pressure loss
  • Program covers approximately 170,000 tires sold
    worldwide between 2007 and 2014

Hanover, August 11, 2014.
Continental today announced a voluntary tire exchange program covering approximately 170,000 Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle tires. Market feedback indicates that a very small number of these tires have exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt which may lead to separation and possible air loss. Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition. The exchange program is being initiated to avoid any potential risk to road-users. The affected tires were sold to original equipment and replacement customers worldwide between 2007 and 2014.

The Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 tires are identified as follows:


Product lines:                          DOT serial numbers:

120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL
ContiSportAttack

CP8B

B5MV

1008

to

2614

120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL
ContiSportAttack 2

CP8B

B5M4

4811

to

2614

120/70R17 M/C 58H TL
ContiAttack SM

CP8B

BXM9

1011

to

2614

120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft

CP8B

B5M1

1907

to

2614

120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium

CP8B

B5M1

2307

to

2614

120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance

CP8B

918B

3011

to

2614

120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL
ContiRoadAttack 2 GT W

CP8B

91E9

2513

to

2614

Whereby the last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Tires between 1907 (19th week of 2007) and 2614 (26th week of 2014) are covered by this voluntary exchange program. No other tire sizes, production periods or product lines are affected. Continental started to notify the respective national authorities on August 8, 2014. Continental is in contact with its motorcycle tire customers from the respective sales channels to organize and implement the voluntary exchange program. Anyone seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tires and local contact partner, are invited to visit Continental’s website http://www.conti-moto.com/exchange .

Contact:

Alexander Bahlmann

Head of Media & Public Relations

Continental AG l Division Tires

Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH

Buettnerstraße 25

30165 Hanover, Germany

Phone: +49 511 938-2615

Fax: +49 511 938-2455

Email:
alexander.bahlmann@conti.de

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Klaus Engelhart

Press Spokesman

Passenger and Light Truck /
Two-Wheel Tires

Continental AG l Division Tires

Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH

Buettnerstraße 25

30165 Hanover, Germany

Phone: +49 511 938-2285

Fax: +49 511 938-2455

E-Mail:
klaus.engelhart@conti.de

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