View Full Version : Chinese valve stems recalled

07-30-2008, 12:22 PM
Nothing like the idea of a catastrophic failure of your valve stem at 90mph to get you thinking. Consumer reports, in the latest issue, talks about a recall of Chinese-made valve stems distributed in late 2006. There may be 30 million of them out there.


07-30-2008, 12:49 PM
Holy Shit!

07-30-2008, 12:51 PM
typical. made in china. scary stuff though

07-30-2008, 01:18 PM
lol how in the hell are you supposed to know if you have them lol they should just replace everyones valve steams for free lol

Civic Accord Honda
07-30-2008, 03:13 PM
mine are metal :) wich im glad since ppl like to slash the rubber ones

07-30-2008, 05:16 PM
Here in CT, we have a chain of tire stores called Town Fair. They've been around for a long time, and have done a decent job for me over the years. Free rotation, flat repair, etc.

I called their buyer and he knew all about the problem. He said that their supplier said they didn't get any of the questionable stems, but that their policy, just announced, is that any customer having bought a tire during the time period in question (basically the last half of '06) can come in for a free new set of stems, balance, mounting...everything free. This, just in case a box got mixed in. I call that good customer relations.

07-30-2008, 05:19 PM
Wow, that is good customer service indeed. I wonder how many other tire companies will care about their customers enough to do that.

07-31-2008, 03:44 AM
thiis is ridiculous, when are people going to learn not to trust the quality of Chinese rubber, plastics, metals, and consumables?
What would high speeds have to do with the stem failing btw.