The marketer of Chicken of the Sea chunk light tuna in water announced a limited recall of the 6 1/2-ounce cans of the product yesterday because the cans might leak.

Ralston Purina Co. said its Van Camp Sea Food Co. division is recalling the tuna voluntarily in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service Seafood Inspection Services.

"We are taking this precaution because the containers do not meet our standards," a spokesman for Ralston Purina said.

Tuna was distributed through retail food stores in Maryland, Massdachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

The same product also was distributed in military commissaries located in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington. They are at Norfolk Navy, Portsmouth Navy, Little Creek Navy, Oceana Navy, Yorktown Navy, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Fort Belvoir, Fort McNair, Walter Reed Army, Richmond Defense General Supply Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Cameron Station and Fort Lee Facilities.

Ralston Purina said the 149 cases of recalled cans bear one of three codes:

CLTAO-BCYBG, CLTAO-BCYAG or CLTAO-LP7BS. The company said consumers should return cans bearing those codes to stores or military commissaries for a refund.

The company said the cans were shipped in early October, and all remaining cans have been removed from retail shelves.

K mart Corp. has removed from sale 120,000 long-sleeve shirts manufactured in the Philippines because they fail to meet government flammability standards.

Consumers who have purchased the shirts were asked to return them to their nearest K mart store for a refund. K mart said it knew of no consumer injuries involving the shirts.

K mart spokesman Ann Wolff said 7,000 dozen men's shirts and 3,000 dozen women's shirts which do not meet the standards set by the flammable fabrics act were sent to K mart outlets by Knitjoy Manufacturing Inc. of the Philippines.

She said K mart did not know how many of the shirts have been sold.

K mart said the shirts were sold only in adult sizes in both the menswear department under the "Kingswear" label and the ladies apparel department under a "100 percent cotton" label.

The code number 46-69-08 and the factory number 509 appears on the neck label of the men's shirts. Manufacturer's identification number 4894 appears on the reverse side of the neck label of the women's shirts with the washing instructions.

American Motors Corp. will recall about 800 late 1979 model and early 1980 model vehicles to check for possible faulty headlamp and universal-joint-fastener installations.

About 150 of the 1980 model Jeep vehicles may have improper headlamps and about 650 Jeep CJ and AMC Egle four-wheel-drive vehicles may have other-than-specified universal joint fasteners, the company said.

AMC and Jeep dealers will inspect the recalled vehicles and make necessary corrections on the vehicles at no cost to the owner, AMC said.

The company said it doesn't know of any inuuries or accidents resulting from the possible installation problems.