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Firestone 500 Radial Tire Safety Issue #500519

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 1978
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(Studio) Firestone Tire Company's testimony in response to chgs. that Firestone 500 steel-belted radial tire is unsafe, at National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. hearing, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Montgomery Ward stores' sale of tire, Grappler 8000, manufactured by Firestone and identical to Firestone 500, noted. Govt. release of letters exchanged by 2 companies with regard to Wards customers complaints and returns of Grappler tires and about Firestone's reimbursement of Ward's reported Firestone representative's presentation of evidence at hearing outlined. [Firestone attorney Patrick McCARTAN - states company position.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Bazell, Robert;
Brinkley, David

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