100 Retreaded Tyre Manufacturers Fail Sirim Standards

PUTRAJAYA: Almost 100 retreaded tyre manufacturers in Malaysia fail to meet Sirim standards, says Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai.

100 Retreaded Tyre Manufacturers Fail Sirim Standards
100 Retreaded Tyre Manufacturers Fail Sirim Standards

He said retreaded tyres that did not meet Sirim standards were a threat to the safety of motorists.
“We will go after them (illegal retreaded tyre manufacturers),” he told a press conference on the special integrated operation to nab manufacturers of illegal tyres here yesterday.

Liow said a retreaded tyre certified by Sirim cost about RM1,150 while a fake retreaded tyre was much cheaper at about RM400.

He said 82 retreaded tyres manufacturers had received Sirim certification.
Retread, also known as “recap,” or a “remold” is a re-manufacturing process for tires that replace the tread on worn tires.

Liow said a special enforcement team from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) seized and impounded 480 retreaded tyres and 1,374 fake Sirim stickers worth RM247,500 in two operations recently.

The team picked up two factory owners and nine foreign workers in the raids in the Bukit Beruntung Industrial Area in Selangor on Feb 23, and in the Senawang Industrial Area in Negeri Sembilan on Tuesday, he said.

Both cases are being investigated under Section 29(2)(b) of the Trade Description Act 2011 for tampering with the marking of pneumatic tyres which provides a fine of up to RM100,000 or a maximum jail term of three years or both, if convicted.