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Firestone 500 Tire Safety Issue #500508

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1978
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(Studio) Firestone's prediction of fewer profits this year due to publicity surrounding government probe into safety of Firestone 500 steel-belted radial tires reported National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. hearings mentioned.

(DC) Alleged safety hazards in Firestone 500 tires stated. Testimony to Safety Admin. hearing outlined. Diagrams and photos shown. [Witness Harold FUJIMOTO - describes incidents in drive through Kansas with Firestone 500's.] [Firestone spokesperson Bernard FRAZIER - states company position.] Expected decision from Safety Admin. head Joan Claybrook and other officials with regard to recall of tires noted.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Bazell, Robert;
Hart, John

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