Feds Probe 18 More Tire Deaths
Oct. 17, 2000
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Eighteen more deaths have been reported to federal regulators investigating the Firestone recall, bringing the death toll to 119 from accidents involving the tires, authorities said Tuesday.
More than 3,500 people have complained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about tread separations, blowouts and other problems with certain Firestone tires. The complaints include reports of more than 500 injuries, according to a NHTSA official who did not want to be identified.