Peloton has issued a voluntary recall for more than 2.1 million of its original exercise bikes sold over the past five years, due to seat post breakages which have resulted in known injuries.
The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which joined the company in the recall notice, urged owners to “immediately stop using the recalled exercise bikes and contact Peloton for a free repair.”
The company is offering consumers a free seat post that can be self-installed on all original model bikes sold since January 2018. Affected units can be identified by its PL-01 model number on the label located on the inside front fork, near the flywheel, the red “P” logo followed by the white-colored Peloton brand name on the bike’s frame, and by its non-swivel display, according to the recall notice.
The company reports that seat posts can break unexpectedly during use, creating a potential fall and injury risk, with it having identified 35 unit breaks to date involving 13 reported injuries, including a wrist fracture, lacerations and bruises.
Further information, including replacement instructions, is available at https://bit.ly/42sJQU1.