UPDATE 2-Bridgestone to replace 297,000 Steeltex tires

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(Recasts; adds details) By David Bailey and Karen Padley CHICAGO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Bridgestone Corp.'s U.S. unit on Thursday said it was recalling nearly 300,000 Firestone tires after at least three fatal crashes involving Ford's Excursion sports utility vehicle. The action is the company's largest recall since a series of rollover accidents, also involving Ford vehicles, forced it to replace millions of its Wilderness tires in 2000. The voluntary recall involves 297,000 Steeltex ...

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