[Homestead] recalls - tires and Arthritis drug Vioxx

Toni Hawryluk tonihawr at msn.com
Thu Sep 30 11:03:05 EDT 2004


      The company said its decision was based on six tires returned by consumers for tire vibration, noise and ride-comfort issues. It found the problems, if not addressed, could lead to steel belt separation. 
       BFGoodrich said it concluded that up to 3,500 tires sold under six tire brand names may have similar performance issues. 
       The company said in a news release that the recall includes all potentially affected tires produced during the same period. The tires were made from April 11 to April 24 at its Ft. Wayne, Indiana, plant and include BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Liberator, Medalist, Phantom and Prospector brands. 
      BFGoodrich said the recalled tires have identification numbers located on the tire just above the rim which begin with ''DOT BF'' and end with the last four digits 1504 or 1604. 


Arthritis drug Vioxx being pulled off market

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 - The arthritis drug Vioxx, used by two million people around the world, is being pulled off the market after a study confirmed long-standing concerns that it raises the risk of heart attack and stroke, the manufacturer, Merck & Co., said Thursday. 

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