General Motors Corp, will recall about 13.000 Chevrolet and GMC 1976 and 1977 cutaway vans, light-duty motor home chassis, and light-duty truck chassis to replace brake master cylinder reservoir mounting bolts.
The company said that, on some cylinders, the bolts may be too brittle, causing breakage and loss of brake fluid. This could result in partial or complete loss of braking capability.
Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered the recall of 220,000 Fords for failure to meet air pollution standards.
The recall involves nearly all of the 1975 Fords equipped with 351-cubic-inch-displacement engines for violation of the nitrogen oxide air pollution standards. These include the Gran Torino, Elite, Granada, Maverick, Cougar, Montego, Monarch, Comet and Ranchero vehicles.
And the Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced recalls of apple butter and hearts of palm.
Officials said at least 1.124 cases of Ma Brown Pure Apple Butter made by Western Food Products Co., in Hutchinson, Kan., have been recalled, including lot numbers of W7054 and W7055 distributed in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin Officials said improper closing of jars permitted food spoilage.
The second recall involves about 100 cartons of hearts of palm under the Palmito Caicara label in 14 and 28-ounce tins.
The recall was instituted because failure to control acidity in processing may allow bacteria growth, officials said.