On October 15, indoor cycling giant Peloton announced a recall of pedals on around 27,000 of its motorcycles, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The out-of-warranty pedals apply to some first generation Peloton motorcycles sold between July 2013 and May 2016.
According to Peloton, the axles of these pedals “can break unexpectedly during use, which can lead to injury”. The company says it has received 120 complaints about breaking these pedals and 16 reports of injuries. Five of these injuries required medical attention, including stitches on the lower leg, the company said.
The affected pedals are PR70P clip-in pedals with the Peloton logo and the word “PELOTON”
In a statement to CNBC about the recall, Peloton said, “There is no greater priority than the safety and wellbeing of Peloton members.”
If you have any of these motorcycles, Peloton and the CPSC recommend that you stop using them immediately. You must install new pedals before the bike can be used safely. Fill out this form here to request it. A representative is available to guide you through the installation. However, if you are uncomfortable, you can request a Peloton technician for $ 100.
This recall does not affect newer versions of Peloton’s home bike. Just last month, the company announced its Bike +, a luxury model that retails for $ 2,495 with a rotating touchscreen, instructor-led auto resistance, and four-speaker sound system. Peloton also unveiled a new version of its treadmill, the Peloton Tread, to further expand its streaming platform for home training.
Peloton’s pedal recall comes at a time of tremendous growth for the company as many people exercise at home in favor of gyms during the new coronavirus pandemic. According to CNBC, total revenue for the company for the quarter ended June 30 was $ 607.1 million, an increase of 172% from the year-ago quarter. Subscribers are also up 113%.
The pedal recall wasn’t the only snag for the company, however: on Thursday, NordicTrack maker sued Peloton for patent infringement, claiming that Peloton’s new Bike + used previously developed features, according to Forbes. Last year, the National Music Publishers’ Association filed a $ 370 million lawsuit against Peloton, alleging the company used copyrighted music in its streaming classes without permission. They agreed to settle in February Billboard.