Peloton is recalling 2.16 million exercise bikes in the US and Canada because of a risk that the seat post could break during use, causing injuries.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday it had received 35 reports of the seat post breaking and detaching from the bike during use. There were 13 reports of injuries due to falling from the bike, including a wrist fracture, lacerations and bruises.
This recall involves Peloton bikes with model number PL01, sold from January 2018 to May 2023.
The product is being recalled in both Canada and the United States. The Canadian recall notice, posted Friday, doesn’t indicate how many of the bikes have been sold in Canada, but the government says it has received one reported incident related to the defect and no reports of injury.
Peloton said it would offer Canadian customers free replacement seats that could be installed at home.
The recall puts more pressure on Peloton, as the company deals with waning demand for its fitness equipment amid an uncertain economy.
It’s the fourth major recall of a Peloton product in recent years, coming on the heels of one involving the bike’s pedals and both versions of the company’s treadmill.