On October 15, indoor cycling giant Peloton announced a recall of pedals from around 27,000 of its bikes, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The pedals, which are out of warranty, are on some first-generation Peloton bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016.

According to Peloton, the axles on these pedals can “break unexpectedly during use, which may result in injury.” The company says that it’s received 120 complaints of these pedals breaking and 16 reports of injury. Five of these injuries required medical care, including stitches to the lower leg, the company said.

The affected pedals are PR70P clip-in pedals, which have the Peloton logo and the word “PELOTON” molded into the body, and an orange and white “PELOTON” on the cleat binding. (Pedals with the white lettering but without the orange logo are not included in the recall.)

In a statement to CNBC about the recall, Peloton says “there is no greater priority than the safety and well-being of Peloton Members.”

If you have one of these bikes, Peloton and the CPSC recommend that you stop using it immediately. You’ll need to install new pedals before the bike is safe to use—fill out this form here to request them. A rep will be available to walk you through the installation, but if you don’t feel comfortable doing so on your own, you can request a Peloton tech for $100.

This recall doesn’t affect newer versions of Peloton’s at-home cycling bike. Just last month, the company announced its Bike+, a luxe model retailing for $2,495 that offers a rotating touchscreen, instructor-guided automatic resistance, and a four-speaker sound system. Peloton also introduced a new version of its treadmill, the Peloton Tread, to further expand its streaming platform for at-home workouts.

Peloton’s pedal recall comes at a time of tremendous growth for the company, as many people are sticking to at-home workouts in favor of gyms during the new coronavirus pandemic. According to CNBC, the company’s total revenue hit $607.1 million in the quarter ending June 30—a 172% increase from the same quarter a year earlier. Its subscribers are also up 113%.

But the pedal recall hasn’t been the only snag for the company: On Thursday, the maker of NordicTrack sued Peloton for patent infringement, claiming that Peloton’s new Bike+ uses features that it developed earlier, according to Forbes. Last year, the National Music Publishers’ Association filed a $370 million lawsuit against Peloton, claiming the company used copyrighted music without permission in their streaming classes. They agreed to settle in February, according to Billboard.

Source: self.com