Products Liability Law Daily Laceration hazard prompts Peloton to recall 54K bike pedals
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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Laceration hazard prompts Peloton to recall 54K bike pedals

By Susan Lasser, J.D.

The company is providing replacement pedals to remedy the issue.

Peloton Interactive, Inc., of New York, New York, is recalling approximately 54,000 PR70P Clip-In Pedals fitted on (27,000) Peloton bikes, sold between July 2013 and May 2016, because the pedals can break unexpectedly during use, causing laceration injuries (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 21-702, October 15, 2020).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received 120 consumer reports of pedal breakages, including 16 reports of leg injuries. Five of the injuries required medical care, such as stitches to the lower leg.

Product description. The pedals being recalled are the PR70P or the first-generation pedal fitted on Peloton bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016. The Peloton logo and the word "PELOTON" are molded into the pedal body. An orange Peloton symbol and white lettering spelling "PELOTON" are printed on the top of the cleat binding. Pedals are warranted for one year and all remaining PR70P Clip-In pedals in service are out of warranty. Peloton recommends that consumers replace pedals annually.

The product was manufactured in Taiwan and sold online at www.onepeloton.com, through Peloton telephone sales, or through Peloton showrooms nationwide, from July 2013 through May 2016. The PR70P pedals were fitted on Peloton bikes that sold for about $2,000.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using bikes fitted with PR70P Clip-In pedals immediately. Peloton is notifying all affected consumers directly on how to receive free replacement pedals, along with instructions for self-installation.

Important CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19. CPSC is advising consumers that because of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall notices may not be currently available. Consumers should check with the recalling companies for further details. Moreover, the agency notice reminds consumers that CPSC and the recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Peloton toll-free at 844-410-0141, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET on weekends. Affected consumers received a touchscreen notice and an email. Only consumers who have not already replaced their PR70P pedals should contact Peloton.

Companies: Peloton Interactive, Inc.

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