At another Sears store, we were told that a tire made 12 years ago, in the 46th week of 1996, was perfectly safe.
Sears said, "We follow an inventory process of first in, first out, and we turn our tire inventory an average of more than three times a year. We note that there is a difference of opinion in the tire industry...about the service-life limits of tires. The safety of our customers is a top priority for Sears, and we'll continue to work with all interested parties to push for a consensus on tire service limits." (ABC News)