If You Have A Peloton Exercise Bike, You'll Want To Read This

If you were ahead of the curve on what The New York Times called the Peloton panic-buying trend, or if you bought one secondhand, it's time to take a good look at your clip-in pedals. The exercise equipment company, which saw its stock soar 95 percent after the onset of the pandemic, recently announced a recall of its PR70P clip-in pedals. According to Peloton, the out-of-warranty pedals came with bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016 and now pose a risk as they can break unexpectedly during exercise. Those with bikes fitted with the PR70P clip-in pedals should cease using them until they get replacement pedals.

So far, Peloton has received 120 reports of PR70P pedals breaking. Sixteen injuries were reported, with five requiring medical care such as stitches. The company recommends changing pedals annually and will send replacements for PR70P pedals free of charge by filling out this form. In addition, the company has set up a toll-free line for the recall at (844) 410-0141.

Here's what to look for if you have a Peloton exercise bike

According to Peloton, the PR70P clip-in pedals can be identified by specific design elements. An orange Peloton logo can be seen printed on top of the cleat binding along with white lettering spelling out the brand. The logo and brand are also imprinted on the pedal body. If the orange Peloton logo does not appear on your pedals, they are not subject to the recall.

"There is no greater priority than the safety and well-being of Peloton Members," a Peloton spokesperson told Healthline. To that end, the company has provided a video to assist with self-installation — however, it will set you back $100 to have a Peloton service tech change the out-of-warranty pedals for you. In the meantime, take advantage of exercising outdoors while you can, as shipping delays due to COVID-19 may require an extended breather from Peloton's popular streaming workouts.