Is "retooling" melamine? -- Reflections on the Jinhu tire incident
"Jinhu tire excessive mixing with retooling" incident was CCTV 3? After the party was exposed, consumers expected the parties concerned to announce the recall measures as soon as possible. A few days ago, the relevant person in charge of Jinhu tire said in an interview with the media: "the recall rules have been reported to the General Administration of quality supervision, inspection and Quarantine of the people's Republic of China. If there is no accident, they will be announced in these two days." By the time of the deadline, Jinhu tire had not officially announced the recall plan
although the recall enterprises will certainly pay a huge price for this matter, it is worth the industry to think about. In addition to being vigilant about product quality, what is the deep-seated reason behind the exposure of the "Jinhu tire excessive mixing and return of rubber refining" incident? From this, we can see the bottom? Many people inside and outside the industry have raised this question: is "re refining" melamine or clenbuterol? Under the background that the whole society advocates environmental protection, energy conservation and material recycling, how to standardize the production and quality standards for the automobile parts remanufacturing industry
it is a popular recycling method in the industry to replace the original rubber with the returned rubber, but it must be added in proportion. What is the "returned rubber" and whether it is "melamine" or "Clenbuterol"? A few days ago, MAGGIS tire technicians told, "the use of recycled rubber is a common phenomenon in the tire manufacturing industry, and every tire manufacturer will use recycled rubber. Recycled rubber is not waste rubber, nor dead rubber, but because the rubber does not meet the standards in thickness, caliber or width, etc., these rubber can still be used in physical properties."
"Remanufactured rubber refers to the parts or residual parts whose size and shape do not meet the specifications at the beginning or end of production in the processes of tire manufacturing, extrusion or rolling. If these parts do not meet the specifications or residual materials, they can still be remanufactured and reused without abnormal physical properties, foreign matters, pollution and coking, which is in line with the principle of saving resources. Moreover, if the physical properties can be fully judged There is no change, and the operation can comply with the established standards. The use of a small amount of refinished rubber in different rubber types and components will not affect the quality of tires. " Bridgestone related people also said
it is understood that the rubber Department of the former Ministry of chemical industry clearly stipulated in the "several regulations on radial tire technology" formulated in May 1991 that the proportion of returned rubber in the tread extrusion process should not be greater than 20%; In the extrusion process of sidewall rubber, shoulder pad rubber and Triangle rubber, the returned rubber shall be separately refined according to the different types of rubber, and mixed after being produced. The mixing proportion shall not be greater than 20%. The fact that Jinhu tire was exposed shows that the problem of Jinhu tire does not lie in the use of reconstituted rubber, but in the non-standard proportioning
consumers should have the right to know about recycled or remanufactured products
a senior engineer of an auto parts enterprise said that using reconstituted rubber to replace primary rubber when the dynamometer is not installed horizontally is encouraged in China and even the world, because it is a green and environmental protection practice; However, the proportion of RE refined rubber used and the consequences of improper use should be told and will not make people feel oppressive to consumers, so that consumers have the right to know
Article 18 of the law on the protection of consumers' rights and interests stipulates that "business operators should ensure that the goods or services they provide meet the requirements of safeguarding personal and property safety. For goods and services that may endanger personal and property safety, they should make a true explanation and clear warning to consumers, and explain and indicate the methods of correctly using goods or receiving services and the methods of preventing harm." In fact, if the auto parts industry publicizes recycled or recycled products, it can refer to the practice that the edible oil sold in supermarkets must be marked as genetically modified products to let consumers know at a glance
Chen Dongsheng, Secretary General of the national high tech industrialization Committee of automotive services, believes that: "Jinhu tire and other enterprises have taken advantage of the loopholes in the policy. The relevant national policies encourage the renewable utilization of energy and allow the addition of an appropriate amount of recycled rubber in the tire production process; however, in the past two years, the tire industry is not only facing the rising price of raw materials, but also more disorderly competition. Some enterprises give up the bottom line and use excessive recycled rubber to reduce production costs, which not only infringes on the interests of consumers, but also causes potential safety hazards."
it is understood that at present, the development of auto parts remanufacturing industry is still facing many constraints, such as policies and regulations, technical standards, ideas and so on. Industry experts believe that while the State encourages remanufacturing, relevant testing standards and regulations should be kept up in time to regulate industrial production
it is very difficult for consumers to complain about the quality problems of consumables such as tires that have not entered the scope of vehicle warranty.
China is now a veritable automobile consumption country, and it is consumers that support this huge automobile market. However, Chinese consumers often pay high prices for low-quality products and do not enjoy their due rights. Article 11 of the law on the protection of consumers' rights and interests stipulates that "consumers who suffer personal and property damage due to the purchase and use of goods or the acceptance of services shall have the right to compensation in accordance with the law." The problem of Jinhu tire has a long history, from the serious complaints of tire bulging, cracking and bursting, to being named and criticized by the General Administration of quality supervision, inspection and Quarantine of the people's Republic of China, and then exposed by CCTV this year
since 2007, Jinhu tire bulge incidents have emerged one after another. In 2008, some Buick Kaiyue car owners who suffered from the bulge problem of Jinhu tires set up a rights protection group, and the number once reached the maximum limit. With the further expansion of the impact of the "gubaomen" incident, more and more car owners complain. The incident affected 18 provinces, cities and regions including Zhejiang, Guangdong and Shanghai. In the face of the doubts of consumers, Jinhu's sales volume will certainly surpass that of other places. The tire admitted that there were some problems in the use of Kaiyue's matching tires, especially the bulging phenomenon
in May, 2009, the General Administration of quality supervision, inspection and Quarantine of the people's Republic of China announced that the China Consumers' Association received 495 complaints against tires in 2008, the more serious ones were the bulge and side cracks of Jinhu tires and the bulge of Hantai tires. On June 22nd, 2009, Yuedong, which Mr. Gu had just bought for six days, had a tyre blowout accident on Tan Lei expressway, which eventually led to the tragedy of one death and two injuries. According to the identification of professional testing institutions, it was caused by foreign bodies sticking to the tire blank during the manufacturing process or the unclean mold during vulcanization. If only a small number of users report bulging tires, it may be the owner's improper operation, but such a large number of owners report the same problem, it is likely that there is a problem in product quality. After a series of events, Jinhu tire and relevant government departments did not pay attention to it. In the face of repeated complaints from consumers, most enterprises shut consumers out on the grounds of "improper use". And the same thing happened in the United States, the treatment of consumers is very different. As early as July, 2006, nine light truck tires produced by Jinhu tire in the United States were recalled, involving 78321 tires
in China, the scope of "Three Guarantees" generally observed by the automobile maintenance industry does not involve consumables such as tires, glass, bulbs, etc., and most insurance companies do not insure consumables. Therefore, if such parts occur due to the problems of manufacturers, manufacturers often push it off with the improper use of consumers. Due to the lack of the right to speak and to know, individual consumers often encounter difficulties in providing evidence, high identification costs, and high rights protection costs in the process of safeguarding their rights. At the end of complaints about quality problems, things often go nowhere
after the "Jinhu tire excessive mixing and returning to rubber refining" incident was exposed, it also made the absence of parts quality supervision regulations by the regulatory authorities surface. In the future, the key to the improvement of relevant regulations is not to sacrifice the rights and interests of consumers in exchange for the interests of enterprises and industries
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