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.
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.