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YOKOHAMA TIRE CORPORATION

Two Sizes of Two Private Label Tires Produced by Yokohama Tire Corporation Subject to Voluntary Recall

BIG FOOT BIG O S/T and MIRADA Cross Tour SLX

FULLERTON, CA (July 9, 2012) – Two sizes of two private label tires produced by Yokohama Tire Corporation for TBC Corporation are the subject of a voluntary recall. The 235/70R16 and 265/70R17 of the BIG FOOT BIG O S/T (exclusively sold at Big O Tires locations) and the MIRADA Cross Tour SLX (distributed through TBC Corporation) were manufactured at Yokohama's plant in Salem, Virginia between January 2009 and January 2011.

The voluntary recall, initiated in accordance with NHTSA regulations, was issued due to a manufacturing anomaly which may result in a crack or separation in the tire's lower sidewall.

Yokohama is partnering with Big O and TBC Corporation to reach consumers and dealers pertaining to the recall. Customers who think they might have purchased one of the specified BIG FOOT BIG O S/T tires are invited to have a free inspection at any
Big O Tires location. Customers who think they might have purchased one of the specified MIRADA Cross Tour SLX tires are invited to have a free inspection at the dealer where they purchased the tires. Any affected tires will be replaced at no cost.

For questions or assistance, TBC Corporation Quality Assurance Department may be contacted at 800-739-7698.