WASHINGTON (Nov. 18)—Tire manufacturers will have to mold tire identification numbers on both sides of a tire under the final rule revising tire labeling requirements from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Rubber Manufacturers Association and its members complained about this requirement in the proposed rule, claiming it would endanger production-line workers who would have to enter tire molds heated above 300°F to change the numbers. The rule also sets requirements for standard placement and format of tire placards, and will be phased in for tires and vehicles manufactured after Sept. 1. The RMA and the Tire Industry Association said they are studying the new rule and preparing their responses.
NHTSA requires TINs on both sides in tire labeling rule
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