Seat Post Defect Spurs Recall of 2 Million Peloton Exercise Bikes
People who use a Peloton exercise bike at home should check their model number immediately.
A recall of 2 million bikes with the model number PL01 was issued Thursday. People should stop using them immediately because of fall and injury hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The new recall follows reports of seat posts that break and detach from the bike during use.
Peloton has received 35 reports of this problem, including 13 involving injuries. The reported injuries include a fractured wrist, cuts and bruises from falling off the bike.
Customers who have the recalled bike can contact Peloton for a free seat post and instructions on installing it.
The PL01 model number is displayed on the bike's inside front fork, near the flywheel.
The recalled bikes were sold at Dick's Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online at Onepeloton.com, Amazon.com and Dickssportinggoods.com from January 2018 through May 2023. They retailed for about $1,400.
For recall information, contact Peloton toll-free at 866-679-9129 from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET, seven days a week or online.
For information on how to request the free seat post and installation instructions, visit onepeloton.com and click "Product Recalls" at the bottom of the page.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine has tips for avoiding exercise injuries.
SOURCE: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, May 11, 2023