Houston attorneys, Mo Aziz and Ali Roberson of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, and Benjamin Roberts of Benjamin Roberts Law, PLLC, have filed suit against Peloton Interactive, Inc. The lawsuit comes after 2-year-old Stetson Jackson of Porter, Texas was severely injured when he was dragged underneath a Peloton Tread+ Treadmill on April 14, 2021. The rear roller of the treadmill pulled the young boy underneath, trapping him below the machine until his mother and grandparents managed to lift the treadmill and free the young boy. The two-year-old suffered permanently disfiguring injuries to his head and face as a result of the incident.
On April 17, 2021, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), a federal safety agency, issued an “urgent warning” about the dangers inherent in Peloton’s treadmills. At the time of the CPSC’s warning, there had been reports to the CPSC that children were being pulled by the rear roller of the Peloton and trapped underneath
the treadmill. Pets had also fallen victim to the defect in the apparatus.
The recall sadly came too late for young Stetson, whose injuries occurred just days before the CPSC gave their warning to consumers.
On May 5, 2021, Peloton recalled more than 125,000 of their “Tread+” and “Tread” treadmills after defects in the treadmills were alleged to have caused the death of a child, as well as injuries to numerous small children and over 70 adult users. Peloton did not respond to the warning from the CPSC until over a month after the CPSC warning was published.
The mother of the young Stetson is taking legal action, seeking compensation for her sons injuries. Attorney Mo Aziz said, “Peloton Tread+ Treadmills had a known defect. Peloton’s failure to respond accordingly and in a timely manner caused serious harm in the case of young Stetson.”