Peloton Recalls 2.2M Exercise Bikes, Seats Breaking Off & Causing Injuries
Peloton has issued a MASSIVE recall on its ever-popular exercise bikes … because instead of people breaking a sweat during a workout, some are breaking bones.
The company ordered the recall Thursday of about 2.2 million of the PL01 model … according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the seat posts can break while users take a ride, creating a serious fall risk and other injury hazards.
Peloton says there have already been 35 reports of the seat post breaking and detaching during use, with 13 reports of injuries like a fractured wrist, bruises, and even cuts due to folks falling off the bikes — yikes.
For those unaware, this isn’t Peloton’s first time recalling products … it did the same in 2021 for 125K treadmills following children-related injuries, and even one that tragically died.
The company had to do damage control after “And Just Like That…” featured the shocking death of Mr. Big while riding a Peloton, which obviously isn’t a great look. In response, they poked fun at the whole thing with a pretty cheeky ad campaign.
Peloton’s lookin’ more and more like a dangerous game … maybe it’s time to take a hike, literally.