Peloton Has Recalled 2.2 Million Bikes Due to Safety Concerns
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has advised consumers to stop using a certain Peloton bike immediately.
There are countless benefits to exercising regularly, with many people having favorite workouts or go-to machines, like the Peloton bike. But, Peloton users may need to double-check their machines due to a May 11 recall of more than 2 million bikes by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Which Peloton bikes are being recalled?
The recall is for the original Peloton bike, which has the model number PL01. According to the CPSC, the affected bikes are 4 feet long and 2 feet wide. Additionally, the bikes have an adjustable seat, handlebar and screen which tilts.
Why are these Peloton bikes recalled?
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The recall is due to a risk of the bike’s seat breaking and falling off the machine while in use. The faulty seats pose a fall and injury hazard to users, of which Peloton has received 13 reports. These 13 injuries are part of a total of 35 reports Peloton has received of seats breaking and falling off during use.
How do I know if I have a recalled Peloton bike?
Consumers can figure out if they have an affected bike by checking their Peloton model number. The CPSC explains that the model number will be found on “the inside front fork, near the flywheel” of the bike.
Sold between January 2018 to May 2023 at a price of around $1,400, the recalled bikes could be bought at Peloton and Dick’s Sporting Goods stores across the country. In addition, the affected bikes were sold online on the One Peloton, Amazon and Dicks Sporting Goods websites.
What should I do if I have a recalled product?
If consumers have a recalled Peloton bike, the CPSC advises them to immediately stop using them. Then, consumers can contact Peloton at 866-679-9129 between 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. E.T. any day of the week to request a free seat post, which can be self-installed. Or, consumers can go to www.one.peloton.com and click on the Product Recalls option to learn more.
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