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Firestone Tire Recall

NPR's Mary Ann Akers reports on Firestone's announcement today that it is recalling six-and-a-half million tires of a type that has been linked with 46 deaths. The tires are used on light trucks and sport utility vehicles, and have been blamed in accidents that involved the tread separating from the tire casing. The incidents have occurred mainly in southern states in hot weather. Most of the tires have been installed on Ford Explorers.

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