We except the products we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, sometimes products can pose risks to our health and safety. When a potential hazard with a product becomes known, it is common for the company that produces the product to issue a recall to help warn consumers about the potential hazards associated with the product. Recently, a recall has been issued for a popular piece of workout equipment.
The exercise equipment company, Peloton, has issued a voluntary recall for pedals on some of their exercise bikes. The recall comes after the discovery of a potential laceration hazard. The recall is for the company’s PR70P clip in bike pedals. The company reports that the axles on the pedals may unexpectedly break during use. The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that the company has received at least 120 consumer reports of the recalled pedals breaking. Of the 12o reports of the pedals breaking, at least 16 resulted in leg injuries. Five of the reported injuries required that the individual receive medical care. The recalled pedals are first generation and were fitted on exercise bikes that were sold between July 2013 and May 2016. Consumers who have not replaced their bike pedals since purchasing their bike during this time period may have the recalled pedals on the bike. The recall impacts around 27,000 of the exercise bikes.
The company has emailed information about the recall to customers who are believed to be impacted. The email contains a link which consumers can use to submit an order to receive new pedals. The new pedals will be provided at no cost to the consumers. Impacted consumers can also call the company to request new pedals.