16 people were injured after a defective pedal on their peloton bike broke. Five of them required medical care such as stiches in their lower leg. Peloton Interactive, Inc. a New York based company, received so far 120 complaints of defective pedal and announced on October 15 that it was recalling the PR70P Clip-In Pedals fitted on Peloton bikes which were sold between July 2013 and May 2016. The potentially defective pedal has a orange logo and the name Peloton is printed in white letters next to it. It was manufactured in Taiwan. While Peloton recommend consumers change their pedals every year, consumers who bought the PR70P Clip-In Pedals are being notified directly by the company that will let them know how they can receive free pedals with accompanying instructions on how to install them.
5,700 defective Extension Cord Splitters sold by Homerygardens at Walmart and Amazon.com recalled the same day
The same day, the company Sales BSD, based in Brooklyn, announced that it was recalling its Homerygardens™ 4-Outlet, 6’ Foot Long Indoor and Outdoor Extension Cord Splitters. No injuries were reported to the company however the recall was issued because the product is defective and is posing a fire hazard. The wire size of the extension cord can not handle the appropriate amp load and doesn’t have the necessary protective features. The product was sold at Walmart and online at Amazon.com between March 2019 and August 2020. Consumers who bought this product can contact BSD to get a full refunds of their purchase. The company is also contacting directly any known customers who bought the product. Read more here.
Accidental electrical fires are one of the top causes of fires in New York City
Defective or improperly used extension cords, power strips or surge protectors can have deadly consequences. When buying extension cords, power strips or surge protectors, the FDNY recommends customers look for products that have the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) mark. This means that the products have been tested and are safe to use.