On May 11, 2023, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released information regarding Peloton’s recall. CPSC aims to protect the public from dangerous and defective products that can cause unreasonable risk or injury. This can be done through mandatory recalls, although manufacturers can also issue voluntary recalls.
Peloton issued a voluntary recall in cooperation with CPSC over two million of its exercise bikes due to the risk of the seat breaking during use, which can cause injury or fall hazards. Peloton has advised owners to immediately stop using the bikes at issue.
How have people been injured?
Peloton received 35 reports of the seat breaking, 13 of which involved injuries. Injuries have included lacerations and bruises, as well as a fractured wrist after falling from the bike. The bikes were sold at Peloton, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and online at Onepeloton.com, Amazon.com, and Dicksportinggoods.com from January 2018 to May 2023.
Which models have been recalled?
Those bikes with model number PL01 have been recalled. The model number can be found on the inside front fork near the flywheel.
This recall is relevant to bikes sold in the United States; however bikes that were sold in other countries are not included in this recall. Owners of the Bike+ model also are not impacted by the recall.
What is the remedy if my bike has been recalled?
Owners of the recalled model should immediately cease use and contact Peloton for a free seat post which users can install. The company can also be reached at 866-679-9129 from 6:00am to 12:00am any day of the week. Owners can also contact Peloton online.
Is this Peloton’s first recall?
This is not the first time that Peloton has recalled one of its products. In May of 2021, Peloton recalled the Peloton Tread and Peloton Trade+ after multiple reports of injury. Additionally, Peloton recalled its PR70P clip-in pedals in October of 2020 due to the risk of axle breaks.
If you, or someone you know, have ever been injured by personal exercise equipment, you should consult a personal injury lawyer about the potential liability of the manufacturer and retailer. SUGARMAN has a team of dedicated personal injury attorneys who represent those who have been injured. If you have been hurt in an accident and wish to speak to one of our attorneys, please fill out a Contact Form, call us at (617) 542-1000, or e-mail email@example.com.