Fined: Alperton company caught selling substandard tyres that could kill
PUBLISHED: 15:09 19 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:30 19 August 2015
A company in Alperton has been caught selling substandard part-worn tyres that could kill to its unsuspecting customers during a spot-check operation.
Top Tyres & Auto Parts Limited in Mount Pleasant Avenue, sold the tyres to trading Standards officers which were in such a poor condition the chance of a blow out while a vehicle was driving increased.
Yesterday the company and its director Qasem Sekandary, who lives in Wellingborough, were ordered to pay £1,090 at Willesden Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard the tyres were below the legal standard after being found to have fallen short in areas such as not being properly marked as ‘part-worn’, been subjected to sub-standard repairs which left the with either a damaged bead or internal and external sidewalls.
If a driver suffered a blow out while using one the tyres their life and that of any passengers would be at risk.
Anu Prashar, senior prosecutor at Brent Trading Standards, said: “If handled correctly, part-worn tyres are perfectly legitimate and safe, but I would ask anyone thinking of buying a tyre to look at it before buying it to check for cracks, tears and the state of the tread, and of course that it is properly marked as a part-worn tyre, before handing over the cash.”