Peloton is recalling more than 40,000 bikes sold to customers who use them for training and commuting in high-pressure urban settings.
Since the fall of 2016, the company has received 180 reports of minor injuries from bicyclists falling from the pedals, including three in which users needed stitches and a broken collarbone. The pedals were manufactured at a factory in Italy, but shipped to a nearby distributor. The distributor had its own distributor in the U.S. It doesn’t know how many of its bikes were recalled or what states they were sold in.
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“If you were at work with Peloton or had them in your neighborhood, then the physical exposure to these high-intensity, high-speed, track cycling rides is what you were exposing yourself to,” said Alan Granzow, senior director of legal affairs at Peloton.
The company said it’s working to eliminate pedals that could be hazardous to the rider.
“If the ability of someone to tap into that cycling technology has potential to put a rider in a position where they could get injured, we would want to take that kind of risk away,” Granzow said.
The company is recalling 29-inch bikes with 9-inch pedals and 29-inch bikes with 8-inch pedals. Customers should contact Peloton to get a refund, Granzow said.