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Sumter & Mukherji Measure to Prohibit Sale of Damaged Tires Continues to Advance in Legislature
(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter and Raj Mukherji sponsored to protect New Jersey motorists against the sale of unsafe used tires cleared the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday.
The bill (A-3896) would prohibit New Jersey retailers from selling worn and damaged tires.
"What initially seems like a good deal ultimately can be deadly in the market for tires," said Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Retailers who sell damaged tires to consumers endanger not only their customers but also everyone else on the road. Banning the sale of damaged tires simply is a common-sense matter of public safety."
"Drivers in New Jersey should be able to buy tires and rest assured that the items they've purchased are safe," said Mukherji (D-Hudson). "The lower cost of used tires does not warrant putting lives across the state at risk. Damaged goods that put consumers in danger simply should not be on the market, especially when it comes to tires."
The legislation would ban the sale of tires exhibiting one or more of the following conditions:
The measure, which the Assembly passed, 72-0, in November, now goes to the Senate President for further consideration.
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