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Business News: Michelin Tire Recall; Boeing 787 Emergency Locator Issues

By: AP
By: AP
Michelin announces voluntary recall of 100K tires... Mich. governor front, center in Detroit bankruptcy... Passengers sweat it out in Allegiant Air delay... FAA wants Boeing 787 emergency locator transmitters inspected...

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michelin is voluntarily recalling 100,000 tires after a retailer discovered that some had holes and quickly deflated.
The recall affects certain sizes of Michelin's LTX M/S 2, X Radial LT2 and Latitude Tour tires. The tires are typically used on light trucks and SUVs.
The puncture, in the sidewall, was caused by machines used to handle the finished tires. The tires were made in Michelin's Lexington, S.C. plant.
There have been no reports of damage, death or injury. Michelin says about 2,500 of the recalled tires may have the defect.
Customers who may have purchased the tires will be notified by mail beginning next week. Customers who have already replaced the tires may be reimbursed.
Owners can contact Michelin at 1-855-851-4951 or
www.michelinman.com/voluntarysafetyrecall

DETROIT (AP) -- Seven governors came and went during the decades-long decay of Michigan's largest city that culminated with a humiliating collapse into financial ruin.
It's the eighth who's aggressively tying his legacy to the prospects of a Detroit turnaround.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder pushed for more powers for the state to intervene in distressed cities and schools. He hired Detroit's turnaround specialist and blessed the bankruptcy filing.
It's his latest contentious decision in a stretch remarkable for the sheer pace and breadth at which he's moved. He's again in the national spotlight just a half-year after making Michigan -- bastion of the auto industry and organized labor -- a right-to-work state.
Experts say Snyder had no choice but to guide Detroit into bankruptcy, from which he hopes it emerges by fall 2014.

PHOENIX (AP) -- More than 150 passengers were forced to sweat it out on an Allegiant Airlines plane for 2 1/2 hours after a maintenance issue left the aircraft without air conditioning.
KTVK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1bttn5b) passengers had already boarded the plane at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Wednesday when the issue was discovered. The station says passengers were required to stay in their seats in triple-digit temperatures even though the plane was still at the gate.
There were no reports of any injuries to the passengers, and it isn't immediately clear where the delayed flight was headed.
A call Friday to Las Vegas-based Allegiant for comment wasn't immediately returned. The airline has said Arizona's summer heat can increase mechanical issues.
Allegiant offers nonstop service from many small towns around the country to popular destinations in Arizona, Nevada, Florida, Hawaii and elsewhere.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. aviation officials say they want the emergency locator transmitters on all Boeing 787 "Dreamliners" inspected following a fire this week aboard one of the airliners parked at London's Heathrow Airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration said late Friday that after reviewing recommendations by British accident investigators, the agency is working with Boeing to develop instructions for airlines on how to conduct the inspections.
The FAA statement said the inspections would ask airlines to examine for proper wire routing, damage or pinching, and to inspect the transmitter's lithium battery compartment for heat or moisture.
An order making the inspections mandatory for U.S. operators is expected in the coming days. Aviation authorities in other countries are expected to follow suit. There are 68 of the planes in service worldwide.


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