The US had recalled about a half a million poorly made Chinese light truck tires. However, they are still being sold in Canada.
"Mississauga, Ont.-based importer Aziz Rakla, of Rakla Tires Inc., claims to be the exclusive importer of the products in Canada.
Rakla refused to speak on camera, but said the tires are tested at the Chinese factory, owned by Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co., and are fine for use. He also said he orders and sells the tires "by the container full," from B.C. to Newfoundland.
The tires are sold under the names Westlake, Telluride, Compass or YKS. The sizes involved in the U.S. recall are:
LT235/75R-15 CR861 CR857
LT235/85R-16 CR860 CR861 CR857
LT245/75R-16 CR860 CR861 CR857
LT265/75R-16 CR860 CR861 CR857
LT31X10.5-15 CR857 CR861
Apparently unknown to Transport Canada, there are two major distributors of the tires in Canada: Remington Tire and Canada Tire Inc. "
Source: CTVnews online.