Peloton Recalls 2.2 Million Exercise Bikes Due to Fall and Injury Hazards
FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Those who own or use Peloton exercise bikes, (which can be found in many Framingham area gyms, hotels, clubs, spas, physical therapists, etc.), should be aware that Peloton has received 35 reports of the seat post breaking and detaching from the bike during use -- including 13 reports of injuries including a fractured wrist, lacerations and bruises due to falling from the bike.
This recall involves Peloton Bikes with model number PL01.
The Peloton name and the model number are displayed on the inside front fork, near the flywheel.
The Peloton Model PL01 has an adjustable seat to accommodate riders of different heights.
The bikes which were manufactured in Taiwan and sold from January 2018 through May 2023 (for about $1,400.00 each) from Peloton and Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in Natick, MA (or anywhere else in the U.S.), or online via Peloton or Dicks' websites, or through Amazon.com are included in the recall.
To request the free seat post and instructions for installation contact Peloton toll-free at 866-679-9129 from 6:00am to 12:00am ET, 7 days a week or online and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for information.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bikes and contact Peloton for a free seat post that can be self-installed.
This latest recall of Peloton exercise equipment follows other U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls including their Tread+ Treadmills after one child death and 70 "incidents" in 2021 and another for bike pedals due to laceration hazard. Peloton also agreed to pay a $19 Million (USD) civil penalty for failure to immediately report treadmill entrapment hazards and for distributing recalled treadmills.
For additional information from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) visit the website at: https://www.cpsc.gov/
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recall #23-201