08 January 2001
Taking its toll
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced on 5 December that it has identified 29 additional deaths involving Firestone tires, raising the number of fatalities to 148. Four of the deaths occurred after the recall was announced. Meanwhile, Ford Motor Co. announced 1 December that it is recalling 846,591 Explorers manufactured between 1995 and 1997 to replace defective sway bar links.