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NHTSA evaluating brake fluid labels

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WASHINGTON—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun a procedure to evaluate federal brake fluid labeling standards.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 116 sets forth performance criteria for motor vehicle brake fluids and hydraulic system mineral oils, according to NHTSA. Among other things, the standard requires that the labels on containers of brake fluids and hydraulic oils be permanently attached, state the contents clearly and include a Department of Transportation symbol showing the fluids meet federal performance standards.

As required under the Paperwork Reduction Act, NHTSA sought and recently concluded a comment period on whether the labeling requirement creates an unreasonable burden for those who make or use brake fluids, and, if so, what can be done to alleviate the burden.
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