WASHINGTON (Nov. 19)—The National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration´s final rule on tire labeling answers tire manufacturers´ main objection to the original proposal, the Rubber Manufacturers Association said. Tire makers opposed the NHTSA proposal to mold tire identification numbers on both sides of a tire, saying it would force workers to enter tire molds heated to over 300 degrees Fahrenheit just to change the date code. The agency pre-empted this concern by requiring the date code on only one side of the tire. "This compromise will help motorists more readily determine whether a tire is involved in a recall," said Ann Wilson, RMA senior vice president of government affairs, in a news release.
RMA endorses new tire labeling rule
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