Original Peloton Bike Seat Post Also Recalled in Canada

Canada has joined the United States in recalling the original Peloton Bike seat post voluntarily. This might not be surprising, considering the U.S. issued a recall last Thursday and Canada’s follow-up was expected.

The U.S. had 35 reported injuries related to the problem among about 2.2 million bikes sold. On the other hand, Canada experienced only one reported incident out of 108,000 units sold, and that incident didn’t lead to an injury. The Canadian recall provides more details about when the safety problem arises: The seat post assembly of the bike can break while in use, posing a risk of falling and getting hurt. This issue is mainly seen in users taller than 5’11” (180 cm) and weighing over 250 pounds (114 kg).

Interestingly, this information wasn’t initially included in the U.S. recall notice. Presumably, the data about when the seat post problem primarily occurred (such as heights and weights) was gathered from recalled models in all countries, not just Canada.

Peloton Bike recall announcement from Health Canada.

Another minor difference between the recall notices is their titles. In Canada, the recall notice is officially titled “Peloton Bike Model PL01 Seat Post recalled due to potential fall and injury hazard”. In the U.S., the recall was named “Peloton Recalls Two Million Exercise Bikes Due to Fall and Injury Hazards,” without specifically mentioning the seat post issue in the title.

In case you missed it, on May 11, Peloton and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a voluntary recall for the original Peloton Bike due to a potential seat post safety problem. The recall applies only to the original Peloton Bikes sold between January 2018 and May 2023 with a version number of PL01 – not including the Bike+. Owners can register on Peloton’s website to receive a free replacement post.

Peloton press release regarding Bike recall in Canada.

Peloton has now released an official press release about the Canadian recall and set up a new support page for Canada. The press release reaffirms that the recall doesn’t involve original Peloton Bikes sold in the UK, Germany, and Australia, and it doesn’t include any Bike+ models sold anywhere.

It’s also worth noting that though the official recall period is between 2018 and 2023, Peloton is offering replacement seat posts to all owners of the original Peloton Bike, even if they were sold before 2018.

For complete details about the Canadian recall, you can check the Health Canada website and the Peloton support page. Affected customers can order their replacement seat post via the Peloton website. Canadian Peloton Bike owners will receive an email about the recall in the next few days if they haven’t received one already.

Stay tuned for more updates on the voluntary recall of the original Peloton Bike.

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