Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli, together with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, have announced a voluntary recall of the brand’s P ZERO Race tubeless bicycle tires in the US and Canadian markets.
This recall comes after the brand received reports of rapid air loss resulting in minor injuries.
According to the USCPSC, the tire bead may unseat from the rim and lead to rapid air loss in the tires, resulting in loss of control, which poses a potential fall hazard.
“Some products might not guarantee 100% retention of inflation pressure on some rims currently on the market. This combination of rim-tire-pressure, if not properly controlled and set up, might lead to an unsecure bead retention, compromising safety of the whole wheel system,” Pirelli explains.
This issue was spotted specifically on the 28-622 (700x28c) tubeless-ready version of the brand’s P Zero Race clincher tire, sold in 2023, with either yellow, white, red, or gold branding on the sidewalls. A potential 14,500 tires worldwide could be affected. A similar recall was made in the European and UK markets back in July.
To ensure your safety, Pirelli recommends checking the Pirelli tires in your possession for the following tire ID number and the production date code, found on the tire’s sidewall.
|Model Name||Model Number||Tire ID||Product Date Code|
|28-622 P ZERO TM Race TLR Classic||3984300||843L||All date codes between “1023” to “2423”|
|28-622 P ZERO TM Race TLR||4149600||496N||All date codes between “1023” to “2423”|
|28-622 P ZERO TM Race TLR Yellow||4204400||044P||All date codes between “1023” to “2423”|
|28-622 P ZERO TM Race TLR White||4204500||045P||All date codes between “1023” to “2423”|
|28-622 P ZERO TM Race TLR Red||4204600||046P||All date codes between “1023” to “2423”|
|28-622 P ZERO TM Race TLR Gold||4416600||166T||All date codes between “1023” to “2423”|
If you are in possession of one of these recalled tires, please refrain from using the tire and contact your local Pirelli dealer instead for a refund or replacement.