WASHINGTON (Oct. 27)—The Federal Trade Commission's Tire Advertising and Labeling Guides should be revised to reflect current tire manufacturing and marketing conditions, the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the Tire Industry Association told the FTC in comments the agency solicited. The RMA said the guides should note retreaded or used tires may not be covered by a manufacturer's warranty, while TIA noted that the existence of Uniform Tire Quality Grading put the lie to the guides' assertion that there is no industry-wide or government system of grading tires for quality. Both organizations said the guides should be rewritten to reflect the growing sales of tires over the Internet.
RMA, TIA recommend revisions to FTC tire guides
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