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Continental are issuing a free exchange programme for 120/70R17 and 120/70ZR17 size tyres in certain product lines after safety fears.

Continental have issued a recall notice on a series of 120/70R and ZR 17-inch tyres after worries about possible separation of the tread and/or belt which may lead to air loss. At the moment there are no reports of accidents or injuries and the number of reported incidents is small. However, the potential issue covers around 170,000 tyres manufactured between 2007 and 2014. The tyres affected are identified by their DOT numbers, which are reproduced below.

If you have one of these tyres, you need to contact the NewZealand agent, Darbi accessories Ltd:

Darbi Accessories Ltd.
PO Box 303-377
North Harbour, Auckland 1330
Phone +64 9 415 3565
Fax +64 9 415 5888

 Full details are on Continental’s website.

Affected 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