Webb Wheel Products Inc has announced a recall of all Platinum Series brake drums with cast date codes 017-01 to 273-02 (Julian-style date).
While no injuries have been reported, Webb has noted these potential consequences with the affected brake drums:
¥Premature cracking of the braking surface, resulting in reduced or complete loss of braking on the wheel end or loss of brake drum pieces.
¥Excessive run-out of the braking surface, causing cam rollover, resulting in the loss of braking on the wheel end.
Webb is paying for the inspection and replacement of affected Platinum Series brake drums. Phone Christy Rusk at 800-633-3256 for inspection instructions and brake drum replacement information or access www.webbwheel.com.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has approved this voluntary recall. Platinum Series brake drums manufactured outside of the specified cast date codes are not affected by this recall notice.