Safety Concerns Lead to Recall of Over 2 Million Peloton Bikes

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May 14, 2023
Edward Smith

Safety Alert: Peloton Issues Recall for Millions of Bikes Citing Fall Hazards

Peloton has initiated a recall of more than two million bikes due to a potential safety issue. The concern revolves around the bike seat post assembly, which has the potential to break, posing a risk of users falling off the bikes. The primary focus of the recall is on the bike model PL01, more commonly known as the original Peloton bike. As a precautionary measure, Peloton advises all users to discontinue using the affected bikes immediately and to contact the company for a free replacement bike seat post.

Pelton Responds to Reported Injuries 

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there have been 35 reported incidents of individuals falling off their Peloton bikes, resulting in 13 serious injuries. Recognizing the significance of these incidents, Peloton is taking proactive steps to address the issue and ensure the safety of its users.

Peloton said its decision to initiate a recall underscores its commitment to customer safety and satisfaction. By promptly responding to the reported incidents and providing a free replacement option, the company aims to mitigate any potential risks and prevent further injuries. Peloton users are urged to take this recall seriously and reach out to Peloton as soon as possible to arrange to replace the affected bike seat post.

Identifying the Recalled Bike Models

Peloton has provided additional details to help users identify the specific bike models affected by the recall. These bike models can be recognized through several distinguishing features. One way to identify the recalled bikes is by locating a label on the inside front fork of the bike near its flywheel. Additionally, the non-swivel display of the bike can serve as an identifying characteristic. Recalled bikes also feature a red “P” logo, accompanied by the Peloton brand name in white on the bike frame.

The CPSC has shared important information regarding the manufacturing and distribution of the recalled bikes. The affected bikes were manufactured in Taiwan and were sold for an approximate retail price of $1,400. It’s important to note that these bikes were exclusively sold within the United States between January 2018 and May 2023. Customers had the option to purchase these bikes directly from Peloton’s official website, as well as from Dick’s Sporting Goods stores and their respective online platforms, including Amazon and Dick’s Sporting Goods’ website. It’s worth mentioning that the recall does not pertain to Peloton bikes sold outside of the United States.

By providing these details, Peloton aims to assist customers in determining whether their specific bike model falls under the recall. With a clear understanding of the affected models and their distribution, customers can take appropriate action and reach out to Peloton for further guidance and support. Peloton said it is committed to ensuring customer safety and is actively working to rectify the situation by offering solutions and replacements to affected individuals.

Peloton Faced Previous Lawsuit

This recent recall by Peloton comes just four months after the company reached an agreement to compensate customers with a settlement of $19 million. As a result of 150 reported incidents where people were pulled underneath the Tread+ treadmills, Peloton had previously issued a recall for the Peloton Tread+ and Tread treadmills in 2021. Tragically, a reported death involved a 6-year-old child who was pulled under the rear of a Tread+ device.

Contacting Peloton

In response to the previous recall, Peloton expressed its deep commitment to enhancing member safety and pledged to improve its products. The company also committed to collaborating closely with the CPSC to implement further safety enhancements.

Customers who wish to contact Peloton regarding the recent recall or any other concerns can call the company’s toll-free number at 866-679-9129. Peloton’s customer support is available seven days a week between 6 a.m. and midnight Eastern Time. Additionally, customers can visit Peloton’s website for further assistance and support.

The YouTube video below from USA Today reports the recall of more than two million Peloton bikes.

Northern California Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a California personal injury lawyer. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries from a recalled Peloton bike or another defective product, we are here to assist you. Contact our law office at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 to receive free, friendly, and compassionate advice.

When a product is faulty and causes harm, it is essential to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation. Our experienced team of injury attorneys is dedicated to providing you with the guidance and support you need during this challenging time.

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