I suppose so, but these pads look like I put them in yesterday, never seen that. However they do not seem to have the same grip and smoothness that my last set had, although they did not last as long.
2000 C230 Kompressor
1988 190e 2.3 - 225K miles, owned for 7 years. I cannot say enough good things about this car. Very well built, even at 225 it ran like new.