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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

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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. . . .

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