The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of 33,500 bicycles sold under the J.C. Penney brand which it said may have defective pedal cranks that could break, injuring the rider.
Involved are deraillure-type 10-speed lightweight bicycles, 24, 26 and 27 inches in size, and painted lights tan or dark gray. They were made in 1977 and 1978 and marketed in Penney retail and catalogue stores in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, the CPSC said.
The agency said the affected bicycles carry the following numbers on the outside of the left rear middle axel plate where the wheel is attached: 2131A2 2141A2 or 2181A1.
"Also appearing with each number is a Penny catalog number," the agency added. "The light tan bicycles have catalog numbers 927-3525, 927-3533, 827-7070, 927-7088, 927-7096, 927-7014 or 927-7112. The dark gray bikes have 927-7120."
The agency said anyone owning one of the affected bikes should contact a J.C. Penney store for a free inspection and repair if necessary.
And the Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of 6,523 cases of egg shampoo which it said did not contain egg.
The brands, distributed nationwide, were Beacon Egg Shampoo; Shop Rite Flowing Cream Shampoo with lanolin (2 percent whole egg); Staff Egg Shampoo with lanolin (2 percent whole egg); Waldbaum's Flowing Cream Shampoo with lanolin (2 percent whole fresh egg); Kingston Egg Shampoo; Topco Egg Shampoo; Revco Creme Shampoo (2 percent whole egg) enriched with lanolin; Shop and Stop Flowing Creme Shampoo (2 percent whole fresh egg) with lanolin; and Heck's Egg Shampoo.
The products were made by the J. L Prescott Co., South Holland, Ill., which conducted the recall.