Today, The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and non-profit advocacy organizations The Safety Institute and Families for Safer Recalls jointly called on Congress and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support meaningful tire recall and recovery reform that includes a requirement for uniform electronic scan-ability of tires to ensure successful recall campaigns.
Under the current system, the Tire Identification Number (TIN) – the unique code used to identify recalled tires is manually transmitted to manufacturers by consumers or tire service professionals. In the event of a recall, neither have tools that can quickly, easily and accurately determine whether tires are part of a recall so they can be recovered. The National Transportation Safety Board estimates that no more than 20 percent of recalled tires are recovered….
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