WASHINGTON (Jan. 3)—Requiring tire identification numbers on both sides of a tire will have a chilling effect on the already shrinking U.S. market for passenger and light truck retreads, the Tire Industry Association has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. TIA wants the agency to reconsider the final tire labeling rule it issued last Nov. 18 and exempt retreaders from its provisions. Not only have retreads never been subject to a recall, the association said, the extra cost of molding the TIN on both sides will cause many retreaders to lose business and ultimately to close.
TIA asks NHTSA to change tire labeling rule
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