WASHINGTON (Sept. 11)—In the wake of the U.S. recall of 6.5 million Firestone tires, France and the Philippines have ordered recalls of the same 15-inch ATX, ATX II and Wilderness AT tires affected by the stateside action. The French government estimates there are only about 2,000 of the Firestone tires on the road in France. Meanwhile, Philippines Trade Secretary Mar Roxas ordered local importers of the tires to enforce a recall of the Firestone tires and publish notice of the recall in local newspapers. While not having exact numbers, the Trade Ministry estimated that hundreds of thousands of tires could be involved.
France, Philippines order Firestone recalls
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