NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2003) — Bridgestone/Firestone is not destroying Firestone Steeltex tires intended as evidence in a California class-action lawsuit, the Nashville-based tire maker said in response to a CBS News report making that accusation.
The report, by CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, showed pictures of Steeltex tires waiting to be shredded at a recycling facility near the BFS plant in LaVergne, Tenn.
“Under the case management order from California, Firestone is required to preserve (Steeltex) tires that are the subject of a legal claim,” the tire maker said in a prepared statement. “All of those tires have been preserved. The order specifically states that Bridgestone/Firestone can continue its tire disposal practices at all other facilities.”