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Is the Tire Recall System Broken?

ABC News recently had an alarming story indicating that federal officials are worried the tire recall system may be defective and dangerous automobile tires. The news outlet reported that federal officials have said the system currently in place is broken. Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board made the announcement after concluding investigations into the recall system, releasing a report about risks. “Today’s report is the outcome of these investigations that uncovered several issues, some of which are systemic, that consumers cannot address on their own,” NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart said, according to ABC News. “The current system for tire registration and recalls has proven ineffective.” The NTSB starting reviewing tire recalls last year following a fatal accident in Florida in which a person was killed due to a blowout. Officials found that the recall system currently leaves millions of defective tires on American roads and on store shelves, as many…
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