With recent and potential closures of certain ethylene oxide sterilization facilities, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration is concerned about the future availability of sterile medical devices and the potential for medical device shortages that might impact patient care.
WASHINGTON—More than 350 representatives of U.S. business—including the Auto Care Association, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Manufacturers—have submitted a letter to Congress, urging passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
SACRAMENTO—California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 1146, which carves out an exception to a new state data privacy law set to take effect in January, so that auto makers and dealers can notify customers about warranties or recalls.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule on overtime pay, which the Tire Industry Association said is less of a burden to small business than the original changes proposed during the Obama administration.
CYPRESS, Calif.—The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has entered a default judgment of $16.7 million against Hong Kong Tri-Ace Wheel & Tire and Jinlin Ma, its founder, owner and manager, in favor of Toyo.
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La.—A judge in a Louisiana state court ordered Sept. 10 that Goodyear pay a total of $7.2 million to the family and employer of a man who was killed in a February 2014 accident involving a Goodyear G182 tire.