Peloton, the exercise equipment company, has issued a recall of 2.2 million of its exercise bikes after receiving 35 reports of the seat post breaking and detaching from its original bike. This has led to 13 reports of injuries including lacerations, bruises, and a fractured wrist. Peloton has stated that the recall only applies to bikes sold in the US and has urged consumers to stop using the recalled exercise bikes and contact Peloton for a free repair.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has also issued a news release on the recall, stating that Dick's Sporting Goods and online stores including Peloton and Amazon sold these bikes from January 2018 through May 2023. The voluntary recall was made in cooperation with the CPSC and applies only to Peloton's original bike model, with the model number PL-01, which can be found on the inside front fork near the flywheel.
Peloton is offering a free replacement seat post to customers who have the exercise bike and has apologized for any inconvenience this may cause. It has also stated that it is committed to the safety of its customers and will continue to work with the CPSC to ensure the safety of its products.
This recall is one of several that have been issued this week, including recalls by Mercedes-Benz due to battery issues, the FDA warning of bacterial contamination in certain Pilot COVID-19 tests, and BMW's airbag recall impacting 90,000 vehicles with defective Takata parts. It is important that consumers stay informed of these recalls and take appropriate action to ensure their safety.