Share this article

print logo

TIREMAKER BEING PROBED BY OFFICIALS FROM STATES

Attorneys general from 39 states and Puerto Rico are jointly investigating how Bridgestone/Firestone and Ford Motor Co. handled the recall of 6.5 million tires, the tiremaker says.

The combined effort could accelerate each state's investigation and allow Firestone and Ford to deal with a single group instead of individual states.

John Lampe, executive vice president of Bridgestone/Firestone, the Nashville-based unit of Japan's Bridgestone Corp., said Tennessee Attorney General Paul Summers told him about the investigation.

The attorneys general plan a conference call and a face-to-face meeting with Bridgestone/Firestone officials within the next two weeks, a company representative said.

There are no comments - be the first to comment