Peloton Recalled Over 100K Exercise Bikes In Canada Due To An Injury Hazard

"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bikes."

Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
A Peloton PL01 exercise bike, RightL: The exterior of a Peloton showroom.

A Peloton PL01 exercise bike, RightL: The exterior of a Peloton showroom.

Peloton has recalled over 100,000 bike machines across Canada due to a fall and injury hazard. Health Canada published the consumer product recall on May 12, 2023. It involves Peloton bikes with model number PL01.

"The bike’s seat post assembly can break during use, posing fall and injury hazards to the user," the Health Canada notice reads. It also explains that "the issue has occurred primarily in users taller than 5'11" (180 cm) and above 250 pounds (114 kg)."

It's asking consumers to "immediately stop using the recalled exercise bike."

The federal health department is urging Peloton users to verify their machines by checking the model number displayed on the inside front fork of the bike. The affected products were sold from January 2018 to May 2023.

Consumers must contact Peloton for a free repair. The company is offering a free seat post that can be self-installed. Health Canada says affected consumers can order their post via a toll-free Peloton hotline, (833) 821-0099, or online.

Health Canada says that the bikes cannot be sold, given away or redistributed as this practice goes against the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

As of May 11, per Health Canada, Peloton had disclosed one reported incident involving the PL01 machine. It did not originate in Canada.

Health Canada encourages Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this Peloton product or any other consumer product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

Mike Chaar
Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
Mike Chaar is a writer by day and reality TV binge-watcher by night. When he’s not cracking down on recalls, celeb news and discovering the best of the best foodie spots across Montreal, he can be found indulging in his love for new cuisines, reading and music, with Mariah Carey being his ultimate diva.