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March 03, 2014

Ohio senator defines new vs. used tires

Ohio Senator Tom Patton introduced his used tire bill last week. (Screen capture, Channel 5 News.)

 
Ohio Senator Tom Patton introduced his used tire bill last week. (Screen capture, Channel 5 News.) 

Ohio Senator Tom Patton has introduced a bill that would require tire dealers to inform consumers when a tire was manufactured.

Senate Bill 289 wants to define and regulate the sale of used passenger tires. Here's how the bill, if passed and signed into law, would define "used."

"A supplier shall not sell a tire to a consumer as a new tire if either of the following apply to the tire:

1. The tire is a retreaded, previously used or recycled tire.

2. The tire was manufactured more than three years before the date of sale to the consumer.

The bill goes on to require tire dealers to inform consumers via written notice what month and year the tire was manufactured. The notice must be in plain language; in at least 10-point, boldface type; and given to the consumer prior to installation.

If the tire is used, the written disclosure also must include this statement: "Notice. This tire is not new."

The Tire Industry Association opposes this bill. According to Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield, it is similar to a bill introduced in Maryland last year (see "TIA, RMA, others oppose Md. tire aging bill").

"It surprised us, given that it was introduced by a Republican, it was in the home state of Goodyear and Cooper and they were not notified, and because the attorney general has a safety message on his website that includes some wording on tire aging."

The Rubber Manufacturers Association also opposes the bill.

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  1. Tom | March 03, 2014 at 10:14AM
    This guy is an ass. Once again a politician, is trying come up with a stupid law to make a name for himself, rather than trying to cut government's waste full spending, and lower taxes. A hundred bucks says he's a Democrat.

  2. Ross | March 04, 2014 at 09:42AM
    Tom Patton is actually a Republican from Strongsville. But I agree with you, the law is pointless and wouldn't do anything to protect consumers anyway. Just goes to show you that there is actually no difference between the 2 main parties. Government has no business meddling in the affairs of private business.

  3. Bob | March 05, 2014 at 03:51AM
    Another asshole talking-head career criminal has defined what everyone in the industry already knows. Thank God we have this air-filled superdouche looking out for society....

  4. Bob | March 05, 2014 at 03:52AM
    Another asshole talking-head career criminal has defined what everyone in the industry already knows. Thank God we have this air-filled superdouche looking out for society....

  5. David | March 10, 2014 at 07:31AM
    Unfortunately he is a Republican. Maybe a RINO. He is a STATE Senator not a US.

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