From Rubber & Plastics News/
Washington-Requiring tyre manufacturers and retailers to provide point-of-sale information on a tyre's manufacture date is â€œprematureâ€ until tyre aging studies are performed, the Tire Industry Association and the Specialty Equipment Market Association have told US senator Mike DeWine.
DeWine is sponsoring a bill requiring both, but TIA and SEMA, in a letter to the senator, insisted the studies must come first.
â€œWithout context, consumers may misinterpret the (tyre aging) information and refuse to buy perfectly good tyres or discard used tyres before it is necessary,â€ the letter stated.
DeWine hopes to add his tyre aging bill to omnibus highway legislation, which could reach a vote in the Senate as early as 2 Feb.