Peloton recalls two million exercise bikes

Photo source: CPSC

The bike’s seat post assembly can break during use

Peloton Interactive of New York is recalling about 2.2 million Peloton Bikes, model PL01.

The bike’s seat post assembly can break during use, posing fall and injury hazards to the user.

The firm has received 35 reports of the seat post breaking and detaching from the bike during use, including 13 reports of injuries including a fractured wrist, lacerations and bruises due to falling.

This recall involves Peloton Bikes with model number PL01.

The bike measures 4 ft. long x 2 ft. wide, and has an adjustable seat, handlebar, and screen, which tilts up and down to accommodate different heights.

The Peloton name and the model number are displayed on the inside front fork, near the flywheel.

The exercise bikes, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at Peloton and Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online at Onepeloton.com, Amazon.com and Dicksportinggoods.com from January 2018, through May 2023, for about $1,400.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled exercise bikes and contact Peloton for a free repair. Peloton is offering consumers a free seat post that can be self-installed.

Consumers may contact Peloton toll-free at (866) 679-9129 from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. (ET), 7 days a week or online at https://support.onepeloton.com/hc/en-us/articles/360060446032-Peloton-Recalls-Tread-And-Tread-Full-Details-Here for information on how to request the free seat post and instructions for installation.

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