Avon Viper Stryke Motorcycle/Scooter Tire Recall for Tread Separation

Affected Avon tires may develop a bulge in the tread.

Avon scooter tire recall
Avon Viper Stryke tires are being recalled due to the possibility of tread that may separate.Avon

The following motorcycle recall report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: September 29, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T016000
Component(s): Tires
Potential Number of Units Affected: 245
Manufacturer: Max-Trac Tire Co., Inc.

THE RECALL: Max-Trac Tire Co., Inc. (Max-Trac) is recalling certain Avon Viper Stryke tires, sizes 120/70R14, 120/70R15, 160/60R14, and 160/60R15, manufactured from January 4, 2015 through April 8, 2017. A bulge may develop in the tread or the tread may separate from the tire. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires-Other than Passenger Cars."

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: A bulge in the tread or a tread separation can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Max-Trac will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America at 1-800-642-7470 extension 3159. Max-Trac's number for this recall is 169.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.