Due to the use of a not specified compound material, the tires could potentially have a tread separation. This could result in tread material loss with possible negative effect on vehicle handling. To date, Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition. The exchange program is being initiated proactively to avoid any potential risk to vehicle drivers and other road-users. The affected tires were delivered to customers in various countries, including Germany, Austria, Finland, Netherlands, Romania, Australia, New Zealand and solely within the replacement business.