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NSF Launches Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Registration
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF, an independent global organization with more than 70 years of product testing and certification expertise, has registered its first tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors made by Standard Motor Products, Inc. Through NSF’s new TPMS registration program, TPMS sensors are tested to federal motor vehicle regulations while working with a vehicle’s on-board systems to warn drivers when a tire is dangerously underinflated.
To earn NSF registration, Standard Motor Products’ TPMS sensors met the following requirements:
- Compliance with FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) 138. Testing is performed on a vehicle for each protocol and for each sensor.
- Functionality and performance testing including accurate location reporting, sensor accuracy, low pressure warning repeatability and sensor ID write testing for sensors with COPY ID capabilities.
- Compliance with Code of Federal Regulations Title 47 Part 15 “Radio Frequency Devices.”
For meeting these requirements, Standard Motor Products (SMP) can list its registered sensors on NSF’s website and use the NSF registered label, providing consumers confidence that the TPMS sensor will work correctly. NSF registered sensors will also appear in Tiremetrix’s TPMS Manager® providing shops with the information they need to service vehicles equipped with TPMS and identify high-quality sensors including sensors registered with NSF by Standard Motor.
“Becoming the first TPMS manufacturer to earn NSF registration is an achievement that symbolizes our commitment to safety. When our customers see the NSF Registered logo on our packaging, they can be sure that SMP has taken the necessary steps to deliver the highest-quality TPMS sensors,” said John Herc, Senior Product Manager, Standard Motor Products.
As of model year 2008, all new vehicles were equipped with TPMS as required by FMVSS No. 138. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that TPMS systems reduce by half the likelihood that a vehicle will have one or more severely underinflated tires.1
“NSF registration assures consumers, shops and insurance companies that Standard Motor Products’ aftermarket TPMS sensors meet all applicable Federal requirements and will fit and function properly,” said Bob Frayer, Global Managing Director, NSF Automotive Certification. “When repair shops and insurers see a TPMS sensor with the NSF registered mark, they can be assured that the system meets federal requirements for functionality and performance testing and for radio frequency devices.”
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About Standard Motor Products, Inc.: Established in 1919, Standard Motor Products, Inc., (SMP®) is a leading independent manufacturer, distributor and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry with an increasing focus on the original equipment and original equipment service markets. For more information download the SMP® Parts mobile App or visit smpcorp.com.
About NSF: Founded in 1944, NSF (nsf.org) is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the automotive, food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. In addition to providing NSF automotive certification, the company is one of the world’s largest automotive registrars to ISO/TS and IATF 16949 via NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR).