Peloton Recalls 54,000 Defective Bike Pedals
Written by AskTheLawyers.com™
The pedals on Peloton bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016 have voluntarily been recalled by the home-fitness giant after at least 16 injuries were sustained due to pedal breakage, some requiring stitches.
This recall includes 54,000 PR70P clip-in pedals on 27,000 bikes and is expected to be relatively expensive for the company. Several of the injured people received laceration injuries in need of stitches, but currently there do not appear to be any lawsuits in the works. This might be due to Peloton’s dedication to replace the defective pedals as soon as possible, as well as their marked cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Peloton is an at-home fitness brand known primarily for their stationary bikes. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Peloton products are more in-demand and in-use than ever with gym-goers forced to develop a home workout routine. However, with any home fitness program, it is important to make sure your equipment is well-maintained, up-to-date, and not subject to any recalls, like Peloton’s PR70P clip-in pedals.
The defective pedals have several identifying features, including the following:
- The Peloton logo
- The word “Peloton” imprinted into the body of the pedal
- An orange Peloton symbol with the word “Peloton” printed at the top
Many owners of the 2013-2016 stationary bike models had long-since replaced their pedals due to normal wear and tear. Similarly, those who purchased a Peloton second-hand will need to look for these identifying features to determine whether or not the pedals on their bike are included in the recall. Peloton’s official information regarding the recall can be found here.
Do not continue to use the recalled pedals.
This might seem obvious, but it is important to remember that in legal terms, choosing to continue using a defective product after knowing of the recall can limit your options for recovery, not to mention the risk to your health and safety. Product liability laws vary from state to state, but injuries can be expensive; if you have been injured by any product, regardless of its recall status, it’s important to reach out to a product liability attorney to discuss your situation.
Eligible Peloton users can order new, non-defective pedals at no cost.
The good news is that Peloton is making obtaining safer, replacement pedals as easy as possible. All a Peloton user needs to do is fill out the pedal request form to determine their eligibility. When approved, the customer will be sent a pair of replacement pedals for free, including instructions for how to install the pedals without a professional. Peloton does offer installation of the pedals, but this added service is not free. So far, Peloton seems to be taking the high road in regard to these defective pedals. However, if you or a loved one sustained a severe injury from Peloton’s defective pedals or any other potentially defective or recalled product, it’s a good idea to talk to a product liability attorney about your options.