Peloton issues recall on pedals of 27,000 exercise bikes after injuries

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The home fitness company announced on Thursday the recall of its PR70P clip-on bicycle pedals in cooperation with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission. Federal agency says Peloton (PMCCF) received at least 120 consumer reports of broken PR70P pedals, 16 of which involved leg injuries.

Five of those injuries “required medical attention, such as stitches in the lower leg,” the commission wrote in an ad Thursday on its website.

Peloton acknowledged that the axles on the PR70P pedals “can break unexpectedly during use, which can lead to injury” in a blog post posted on its website Thursday. customers to throw away the pedals immediately.

The company said the PR70P was its first-generation bicycle pedal, fitted to bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016.

“If you bought your bike between July 2013 and May 2016 and have never replaced your pedals, you may still have PR70P pedals mounted on your bike,” the company said.

Peloton said it has sent an email about the recall to affected customers, which includes a link to submit an order for new pedals at no additional cost. Affected customers can also call the company’s support team to obtain new pedals.

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