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FW: Bridgestone Firestone recall Fact Sheet
- Subject: FW: Bridgestone Firestone recall Fact Sheet
- From: Richard Dooley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 10:48:58 -0400
- List-Name: p2tech
- Organization: NAHB Research Center
- Reply-To: Richard Dooley <email@example.com>
Here is a fact sheet written by Bridgestone /Firestone Inc. dealing with the
disposal of the 6.5 million tires it will be recalling. Please pass this on to
whomever you believe could use this information. . Bridgestone/Firestone
distributed this Fact Sheet to all 50 states, on 8/31. They used the scrap tire
contacts identified in EPA's most recent "State Scrap Tire Programs" document,
which is on our web site at
RECALLED SCRAP TIRE MANAGEMENT PLAN
The purpose of this ?Fact Sheet? is to provide Federal, State and local
authorities with information on the current management plans for the scrap tires
generated during the Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. (BFS) voluntary safety recall.
BFS believes the recycling and disposal infrastructure currently in place
throughout the United States will successfully manage the recalled tires.
The tires affected by the recall include:
~ Firestone ATX - size P235-75R15; Firestone ATX II ? size P235-75R15
All DOT Codes
~ Firestone Wilderness AT ? size P235-75R15 with the VD DOT Plant Code
There are currently over 13,000 authorized service centers across the United
States replacing the recalled tires. The following procedures are in place at
BFS to manage the proper disposal of recalled tires:
~ Upon removal of the tires, the tire is rendered useless by drilling a
hole in, or cutting through the sidewall. This will ensure that recalled
tires are not reused on vehicles.
~ BFS has coordinated with its current scrap tire vendors for additional
pickups of scrap tires from company owned stores. BFS has also arranged
with its normal transportation vendors to visit BFS dealers and the
authorized service centers and remove stockpiled scrap tires.
~ Recalled scrap tires are being transported either directly to a licensed
and permitted recycling or disposal facility or directly to a BFS
Distribution Facility where the recalled tires are checked to assure that
they have been rendered useless and then transported to licensed and
permitted recycling or disposal facilities.
~ None of the recalled tires are being redistributed or retreaded
~ The majority of the recalled tires are being shredded and beneficially
reused as fuel for power plants or cement kilns, or ground into crumb
rubber for recycling into a variety of useful products such as playground
mats, asphalt and ?soaker? irrigation hoses.
BFS is committed to working with federal, state and local authorities to ensure
proper handling of recalled tires and to address any scrap tire issues
associated with the recall.
Additional information on the tires affected by the recall or authorized service
centers can be obtained by calling 800-465-1904 or at www.firestonetire.com.
Any of the individuals below can be contacted for further information on the
John Sheerin, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. ? 847-981-3926
Michael Olsen, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. ? 847-981-2388
Debra Hamlin, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. ? 847-981-2403
For General Information on Scrap Tire Management, contact the Scrap Tire
Management Council: John Serumgard at (202) 682-4842 or Michael Blumenthal at
EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street (3WC21)
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029