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Yakima recalls bike racks to fix faulty bolts
By The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) -- Yakima is recalling about 7,000 bicycle racks used on vehicles with rear-door spare tires.
Documents posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website Friday say that mounting bolts can break and the bikes can fall from the vehicles and cause a hazard.
The recall affects SpareTime two-bike racks made from Nov. 1, 2011 through Oct. 30, 2012. The manufacture date is printed on a white label on the rack's mounting plate. Yakima says that only bolts without markings on the heads are affected by the recall.
Yakima found the problem after getting complaints from two customers. It's asking dealers for a list of buyers and says it will send new mounting bolts free of charge.
Customers can call Yakima at (888) 925-4621.
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Posted: Sunday, February 24 2013, 11:12 AM CST
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Chesapeake to donate $1 million to tornado relief
May 21, 2013 11:19 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. says it will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help in the rescue and recovery efforts in Moore.
The oil and gas company says it's also organizing hundreds of employee volunteers to help in the relief effort.
Chesapeake board chairman Archie Dunham says the company is providing "all possible assistance" using Chesapeake's equipment, machinery and resources. The company is also using its "Operation Blue" employee program that allows workers to volunteer four hours on company time.
Chesapeake says it will expand the Operation Blue campaign to help out in Moore.
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