Product Liability under European Law in the Tyre Industry 2001-26-0032
Some years ago legislators in Europe passed a product liability law to protect the user from damages caused by “unsafe” products. Liability in this sense concerns not only manufacturers of tires but also suppliers of raw and basic materials, dealers, garages and remoulding companies. Both developments in legislation and high claims made by damaged parties can have tremendous effects on these companies.
Risk analysis, action catalogues based on it and implementation of these actions ensure risk minimisation and prevention as far as possible. The key to success lies with quality assurance throughout all stages in the life of a tire.