Ohio senator introduces tire aging bill

Jan. 26, 2004

Sen. Mike DeWine, an Ohio Republican, introduced a package of bills last Friday, including one that would require tire retailers give consumers easy access to information on the production date of their tires.

Tires now note the week and year of production, but DeWine feels the information is difficult for consumers to find and comprehend.

According to Dan Zielinski, vice president, communications for the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the new bill would do two things.

First it would mandate that consumers be provided with the date of manufacturer of the tire on an invoice or other printed material, and it would require that a study be conducted by the National Academy of Sciences on the affect of aging on tires.