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Peloton recalls over 2 million bikes due to faulty seats

Peloton cycling shoes on a mat
The seat on certain Peloton bikes may break during use. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Peloton is eager for people to know it’s more than “that bike company.” Unfortunately, those bikes are at the heart of the beleaguered fitness company’s latest woes. Today, Peloton and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a voluntary recall of 2.2 million Peloton Bikes after 35 reports of seats either breaking or falling off during use.

A Bloomberg report offers some more details about the faulty seat. Namely, the part that attaches the seat to the bike frame could potentially break off at the welding joint. Of the 35 reports, 13 resulted in injuries, including a fractured wrist, lacerations, and bruises.

The affected bikes were sold at Peloton and Dick’s Sporting Goods retail and online stores as well as on Amazon….

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