VLS Newsletter September 2018

VLS Newsletter September 2018

North Carolina Issues Stop Sales Order for “303” Tractor Fluids – August 15, 2018

North Carolina’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDACS) issued a stop-sale order last week for tractor hydraulic fluid (THFs) products labeled, claimed or implied as meeting the obsolete John Deere “J303” specification. The State joins Missouri and Georgia in halting the sales of these products.

https://www.ilma.org/ILMA/ILMA/ILMA-News/2018/August/North_Carolina_Issues_Stop_Sales_Order_for__303__Tractor_Fluids.aspx

Case summary

Overall the number of cases stands at 59, with 7 products under investigation and 2 products compliant following case investigation. Automotive engine oil remains the product that is most frequently complained about.

Case 010152 – we are in communication with the Named Party about verifying the revised claims they wish to make on their product.

Case 010153 – we are seeking feedback on some test results that the Named Party has carried out on the product.

Case 010154 – this is still under investigation and we hope to resolve this shortly with the cooperation of the Named Party.

Case 010155 – this is still under investigation and we hope to resolve this shortly with the cooperation of the Named Party.

Case 010156 – we are in communication with the Named Party about verifying the revised claims they wish to make on their product.

Case 010157 has now been resolved following investigation. Click here.

Case 010158 – a sample of the product has been requested for testing.

Case 010159 has been escalated to Trading Standards at the recommendation of the Advertising Standards Authority.

You can read more about the case outcomes at http://ukla-vls.org.uk/case-outcomes/

Media

Lube magazine August 2018, Andrew Goddard talked about the increasing number of marketing claims made against passenger car engine oil which is partly driven by OEMs requirement for a specific lubricant and workshops desire to rationalise stockholding as far as possible. www.lube-media.com

Garagewire, July 2018 featured VLS’s two new members Comlin e Auto and Motaquip. Click here.

Cat magazine, August 2018 reported on the outcome of a VLS case regarding Granville Hyperlube Evo 5w30. Click here.

Transport Engineer online, August 2018, reported on the outcome of a VLS case regarding Granville Hyperlube Evo 5w30. Click here.

Commercial Vehicle Workshop, July/August 2018 features VLS on new excise duty changes to vans to encourage the take up of lower emission vehicles, page 44. Click here.

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