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Goodyear Statement on Expanded Recall of Firestone Tires

    AKRON, Ohio, May 22 As a tire manufacturer that is
committed to providing safe, high quality tires for consumers, Goodyear
regrets the fact that this situation has arisen.

    Goodyear is prepared to do whatever is necessary to help consumers get the
right tires on their vehicles as quickly as possible.  To this end, we are
urgently implementing plans to ramp up production to meet customer needs.
    We are working very closely with the Ford Motor Company to jointly develop
an aggressive plan to address consumers' needs as quickly as possible.