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Steel-Belted Radial Tire Safety Issue / Cong. Hearing #54640

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 10, 1978
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(Studio) Federal government's proposed recall of Firestone 500 steel-belted radial tires and Firestone's response that tires are safe stated. House subcommittee 's report with regard to tire's safety detailed. Report is on testimony about tire's dangers.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Martinsburg, West Virginia, resident Robert Doyle's uninvited appearance at subcommittee hearing to display and testify about his tire that blew out after being driven only 15,000 mile reported [DOYLE - describes blowout.] Details given about alleged damage to Doyle's car from blowout and tire dealer's alleged treatment of case. [Firestone Vice President John FOLBERG - is sorry Doyle has had this experience. Says Martinsburg store manager will learn of company method of dealing with such complaints, if he doesn't know them. Promises Doyle will get action.] [DOYLE - fears for safety of other tires on car.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank

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