A food processing company is voluntarily recalling about 49,000 pounds of poultry franks that were undercooked and could cause illness if eaten, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Monday. The one-pound packages of Louis Rich bun-length franks made with turkey and chicken were distributed in 14 states including Florida, the department said. Hot dogs with the following codes stamped on the zipper on the side of the package are being recalled: 54464 USE BY NOV 8 DDD EST. P537H; 54464 USE BY NOV 8 CCC EST. P537H; and 54464 USE BY OCT 31 CCC EST. P537H. Consumers should return the packages to the store where they bought them. Consumers should direct questions to (800) 551-0190.
DETROIT _ Chrysler Corp. said Tuesday it is recalling 1,500 of its 1995 Eagle Talon autos to reinforce a panel that supports a part in the anti-lock brake system. A weakness in the support panel for the ABS hydraulic unit was discovered during endurance testing. Its failure could affect braking. The company said it had received no complaints from owners or reports of accidents or injuries related to the defect.
New Ford cars
DETROIT _ For the second time in two months, Ford Motor Co. is recalling its new Contour and Mystique compact sedans because of a defect in the fuel systems that could cause fires. Because it cannot make corrected tanks fast enough, Ford has halted production of the cars for a week. A total of 28,500 cars have the defect, including almost 8,000 Ford Contours and Mercury Mystiques that already have been purchased in the United States and Canada.