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Peloton recalls pedals on 27,000 exercise bikes after reported injuries

October 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 06: Cari Gundee rides her Peloton exercise bike at her home on April 06, 2020 in San Anselmo, California. More people are turning to Peloton due to shelter-in-place orders because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Peloton stock has continued to rise over recent weeks even as most of the stock market has plummeted. However, Peloton announced today that they will temporarily pause all live classes until the end of April because an employee tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Peloton has issued a voluntary recall on pedals used on about 27,000 of its exercise bikes because of a reported "laceration hazard."

The in-home fitness company announced the recall on its PR70P clip-in bike pedals on Thursday in cooperation with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission.

The federal agency says Peloton (PMCCF) has received at least 120 consumer reports of PR70P pedal breakages, 16 of which involved leg injuries.

Peloton acknowledged the axles on the PR70P pedals "can break unexpectedly during use, which may result in injury" in a blog post on its website Thursday, instructing customers to discard the pedals immediately.

The company said the PR70P model is its first-generation bike pedal, fitted on bikes that were 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 fitted on your bike," the company said.

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