The Firestone Tire Recall

American Voicesbusiness ISSUE 36•31 Sep 6, 2000

Last month, Firestone announced a recall of 6.5 million tires following reports of 46 deaths related to blowouts of tires on Ford sport-utility vehicles. The death toll has since risen to 88. What do you think?

  • “You can bet that from now on, I'll only be buying Michelins–the only tire safe enough for a nude infant to ride around in without even any car.”

    Matthew Kramer –
    Consultant

  • “SUV drivers are being killed. Killed, I tell you! Whoopee!"

    Diane Tendero –
    Nurse Practitioner

  • “This is precisely why I will not permit vulcanization in my home.”

    Donna Petruso –
    Caterer

  • “I bet those Consumer Reports guys are really creaming their jeans over this one.”

    Ron Gullett –
    Electrician

  • “This should be a boon to Fox's America's Deadliest Crashes. I'm sick of seeing that motorcycle run into the bus.”

    Marty Reese –
    Carpenter

  • “I still say it's better to careen off a cliff in a Ford than drive a Chevy.”

    Ed Westlake –
    Systems Analyst

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