Last Thursday, Peloton Interactive, Inc. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of out-of-warranty clip-in pedals that can break unexpectedly when in use, causing a laceration hazard which may result in injury. In total, the recall affects approximately 27,000 Peloton bikes equipped with PR70P Clip-In Pedals. PR70P pedals are the first generation of pedals and were 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. If the pedals have the word “PELOTON” written in white without the orange Peloton logo, they are not subject to the recall.
To date, there have been 120 reports of pedals breaking. Of those cases, 16 incidents resulted in injuries, five of which required medical care such as stitches. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has instructed consumers to immediately stop using any Peloton bike fitted with the PR70P Clip-In pedals. Peloton is notifying all affected consumers directly on how to receive free replacement pedals, along with instructions for self-installation. Peloton recommends that consumers replace pedals annually.