Peloton Recalls 2.2 Million Exercise Bikes Over Safety Concerns
Peloton, a famous fitness brand, recalled 2 million exercise bikes due to safety hazards concerning the machine’s seat post.
This product recall is the second time in the past years. On Thursday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned of possible injury and fall hazards that the faulty seat can impose.
Furthermore, the CPSC has received several reports of the seat breaking while in use. Some incidents even resulted in injuries. They advise you to stop using the bikes immediately and contact Peloton for a free repair.
During use, the CPSC has recorded 35 cases of seat post damage and detachment from the machines. Thirteen reports of these incidents include injuries like lacerations, fractured wrists, and bruises.
BREAKING: Peloton recalls 2.2 million bikes due to hazard.
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In addition, the commission advises users to discontinue using the affected bike machines. Consumers can contact Peloton for a new seat post which they can self-install.
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In May 2021, Peloton was already forced to recall all its treadmills due to a child’s death. Furthermore, the company’s stock has now dropped by 7% due to the bike recall news. The company’s several recalls prove its ongoing safety concerns.
Peloton offers its customers free seat posts in response to the bike recall. The company also urges customers with faulty bikes to contact customer support for assistance.
The fitness company is still committed to giving an enjoyable and safe experience for all its users. They are continuously working to acknowledge and resolve these safety problems.
Customers should stay informed and vigilant on the development of this issue. They should also follow CPSC’s advice of discontinuing the use of Peloton recalled bikes and seek for a free repair.