WASHINGTON (Aug. 4)—Sears, Roebuck & Co. announced it is pulling some Firestone ATX, ATX II and Wilderness tires from sale at its 780 Sears Tire Centers and 350 National Tire & Battery stores pending further information from Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. A spokeswoman said only one size—the 235-width, a custom-made tire and not high-volume—was being discontinued. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now says it knows of 193 crashes and 21 deaths allegedly traceable to tread separation in the ATX and Wilderness tires.
Sears pull ATX, Wilderness tires from sale
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