The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) issued a warning to consumers about alleged dangers of the popular Peloton Tread+ exercise treadmill. The CPSC issued an “urgent warning” after multiple reports of incidents involving small children resulting in injuries and death. The agency stated it is continuing to investigate the known incidents of injury or death related to the Peloton Tread+ treadmill.
The CPSC stated it was aware of 39 incidents including one death. The CPSC staff believes the Peloton Tread+ poses a risk to children for abrasions, fractures, and even death. There have been reports to the CPSC of children becoming trapped, pinned, and pulled under the rear roller of Peloton’s Tread+. The warning urged consumers with children at home to stop using the product immediately. Included in the release was a video of a young child being pulled by the rear roller of the treadmill.
Peloton responded to the Consumer Product Safety Commission warning by stating the agency’s notice was “inaccurate and misleading.” The company said there was “no reason” for consumers to stop using the machine if safety instructions are followed. Peloton’s CEO further stated that Peloton has “fully cooperated with CPSC” except with a request from CPSC asking for “personally identifiable information of certain members.” The CEO stated Peloton has “no intention” of stopping sales of the Tread+ and reiterated the company’s previous message of keeping the Trad+ machine away from children under 16 years old and pets.
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