Peloton recalls 2 million bikes due to the risk of injury.
Peloton is recalling over two million exercise bikes due to fears that the seat component could shatter and hurt consumers during usage.
Owners have been advised to cease using the bikes immediately and contact Peloton for a free repair.
The company has received multiple reports of injuries, including “a fractured wrist and lacerations” as a result of the bike’s seat detaching while in use.
The recall applies to bikes sold in the United States between January 2018 and May 2023.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission of the United States issued the recall on Thursday, alerting owners to the risk of harm linked with bike model number PL-01.
Peloton said in a statement that 35 instances of “seat posts breaking” had been received out of the 2,160,000 bikes sold as of April 30.
“As part of our commitment to product safety, we are voluntarily recalling the seat post of affected units in order to provide a free replacement seat post,” the business explained.
Members who purchased a bike in the United Kingdom, Germany, or Australia are not affected by the recall, according to Peloton. The corporation is in discussions with Canadian regulators and will provide an update to Canadian clients “within the coming days.”
Peloton bikes became popular during the epidemic as gyms were shuttered to prevent the spread of Covid-19. According to the company’s website, a basic Peloton cycle costs $1,445 (£1154).
However, the at-home workout merchant has been dogged by controversy over the years. On Thursday, news of the latest voluntary recall pushed the company’s stock down by more than 8%.
In 2019, the company was chastised for an ad campaign in which a spouse presents his wife with an exercise bike for the holidays.