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NHTSA grants CMA petition on TBR tires

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The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined that sidewall markings on certain Double Coin brand TBR tires comply with federal safety requirements, according to Double Coin Holdings Ltd. (DCHL) and its American subsidiary, China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA).

CMA petitioned NHTSA to reconsider its decision on noncompliance. CMA says NHTSA advised that no additional obligation for providing a remedy or notification is required.

CMA says NHTSA established a decision with the following statement: “In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that CMA and DCHL have met their burden of persuasion that the FMVSS No, 119 noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, CMA and DCHL’s petition is hereby granted and CMA and DCHL are exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, that noncompliance under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120…”

CMA Vice President Aaron Murphy says, “The very important factor is that the tires meet all safety and endurance standards and are neither defective nor performing poorly.”

Earlier in the year, after internal revisions, CMA and DCHL placed the additional mark on all sidewalls of tires being sold to U.S. based customers. Murphy says, “Customer satisfaction and governmental compliance are always our top priorities.”

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