Webb Wheel recalls platinum series brake drums

| Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Webb Wheel Products Inc. announced Tuesday the recall of all its Platinum Series brake drums with cast-date codes 017-01 to 273-02.

While no injuries have been reported, Webb Wheel has noted the affected Platinum Series Brake Drums’ braking surface could crack prematurely, resulting in reduced or complete loss of braking on the wheel end, or loss of brake drum pieces. Additionally, excessive run-out of the braking surface could cause cam rollover, resulting in the loss of braking on the wheel end.

Webb Wheel is paying for the inspection and replacement of affected Platinum Series brake drums. For inspection instructions and brake drum replacement information, contact Christy Rusk at 1-800-633-3256 or go to www.webbwheel.com.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has approved the voluntary recall. Platinum Series brake drums manufactured outside of the specified cast date codes are not affected by the recall notice.

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