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Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act Could Spell Trouble for Tire Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers, by Robert D. Sullivan, Jr., Product Liability Advocate Blog


On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law a massive (1,300-page) five-year, $281 billion transportation bill that not only covers highway, transit and rail project funding but also includes the following important provisions regarding tires:

Tire retailers will be required to register tires at the time of purchase. This means customer-contact information will be obtained and stored electronically when a customer buys tires, which will facilitate recalls. . . .