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Radial Tires #498880

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 19, 1978
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(Studio) Earlier Segment 3 report on alleged dangers in steel-belted radial tires recalled. Congress hearing on subject noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details of House subcommittee hearing on alleged dangers of Firestone 500 steel-belted radials and accidents they contributed to given; chairperson John Moss' statement about number of accidents and results of these accidents in which Firestone 500 was contributing factor reported Refusal of Firestone officials to be interviewed for earlier report on subject mentioned; availability of Firestone official outside committee room today noted. [Firestone spokesperson Bernard FRAZIER - says whole thing has been blown up out of proportion. States that Firestone 500 is still being sold because there's no reason not to sell it and no safety hazard. Says sales at discount prices happen frequently in tire industry] Demands by consumer groups and some subcommittee members that government order recall of 500 series noted.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Bazell, Robert;
Chancellor, John

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