Reheboth, Massachusetts -Â Safety advocates and an attorney representing the families of three men involved in a deadly crash have asked members of Congress to make automotive defect information public and to close a loophole in the regulations regarding importers' ability to recall defective products.
The call comes after Foreign Tire Sales of Union, New Jersey appealed to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration for help in recalling an estimated 450,000 light truck tyres after the company allegedly learned that the manufacturer, the Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Company, had left a critical component out of the tyre.
Safety Research & Strategies, a vehicle safety-consulting firm, located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, along with Jeffrey Killino, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania product safety attorney representing the families of the men who were killed and injured in an August 2006 crash that allegedly was caused by the tyres, have written to the members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to raise concerns about the continued secrecy of NHTSA's Early Warning Reporting data, which is required under a provision of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act.
This is an external link and should open in a new window. If the window does not appear, please check your pop-up blocking software. ERJ is not responsible for the content of external sites.
Press release from Safety Research & Strategies