A Peloton recall includes 2.2 million PL01 model bikes that pose a fall risk. Consumers who have purchased this bike should “immediately stop using” it, because the company 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 from the bike,” the recall states.
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The model number for this bike, which was made in Taiwan and sold in stores and online at Peloton and Dick’s Sporting Goods and online at Amazon for about $1,400 from January 2018 through May 2023, appears on the inside front fork near the flywheel. Peloton Interactive Inc. of NY is offering a free replacement seat post that can be self-installed.
Previous Peloton Product Liability Issue, Historic Fine
The Peloton PL01 bike recall comes months after the Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) fined the company $19 million, one of the largest penalties in CPSC, history for failing to promptly report a defect with its Tread+ treadmill and knowingly distributing recalled treadmills.
“Evidence indicates that for years, Peloton knew from consumer reports that its treadmills could grab and pull kids and objects under the rear of the Tread+ treadmill, allowing for serious or fatal injuries. As incidents mounted, the company kept CPSC in the dark by failing to report them, preventing our agency from protecting the public. It took tragedy striking for Peloton to act: on March 3, 2021, a six-year-old child died after being pulled under the rear of the Tread+ treadmill. Had Peloton reported incidents on time, this child might still be alive today, ” CPSC Commissioner Rich Trumka stated in a press release.
By the time Peloton notified the CPSC, the company was aware of more than 150 incidents. “Then, after CPSC published the recall with Peloton, the company distributed units of the recalled Tread+ treadmill in violation of the recall agreement. The company’s conduct required CPSC to respond with swift and just punishment—a $19.065 million penalty.”
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