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Continental tyres recalled

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Continental Tyres of Germany has issued a global recall on several models over “air loss and possible separation”.

There have been no reports of any accidents or injuries as a result. The tyres have also been recalled in Australia.

Continental Tyres is calling the recall a “voluntary tyre exchange program” where they replace your tyres with new ones. We’re not sure how many of the 170,000 affected tyres made it to Australia, or wherever you live, so you should check yours.

Affected Continental tyres include the ContiSportAttack, ContiSportAttack 2, ContiAttack SM, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance and ContiRoadAttack 2 GT W. Tyre sizes are 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17, sold between 2007 and 2014 with DOT serial numbers between 1907 and 2614.

A spokesperson says all affected tyres are eligible for replacement irrespective of conditionfrom the original retailer.

It follows a recent worldwide recall by Mitas for Sportforce tyres which developed a bulge causing high-speed wobbles and possible blow-outs, however few of the tyres made it to Australia.