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Recall on Peloton Treadmills

Last Updated: 06 May, 2021

Peloton has announced a voluntary recall of its Tread+ and Tread treadmills due to safety concerns. Initially, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requested Peloton recall the Tread+ treadmills and issued an “urgent warning” for parents to stop using the treadmill due to reports of children becoming entrapped, pinned, and pulled under the rear roller of the product. Reported injuries included second-and third-degree abrasions, fractured bones, lacerations, and the unfortunate death of one six-year-old child. It is believed that the design of the Peleton treadmills that uses a belt with interlocked rubberized slats, includes no rearguard, and has a larger gap between the belt and floor could be the cause of the injuries. There have also been other complaints of a defect with the Tread treadmill, which was sold in limited quantities from November 2020 to March 2021, that involves a loose touchscreen that can become detached from the device and fall. While there have yet to be any injuries reported there have been six reports of the touchscreen falling off.

While Peloton originally released a statement saying, “There is no reason to stop using the Tread+, as long as all warnings and safety instructions are followed,” they have now released a new statement along with the recall. “Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request that we recall the Tread+. For that, I apologize,” Peloton’s CEO said. Customers of the Peloton treadmills should stop using the product and contact Peloton for a full refund or other qualified remedies.

As of the recall, the CPSC has reports of a total of 70 incidents. Peloton is reportedly working with the commission to set new industry safety standards for treadmills. In a released statement they said, “We have a desire and a responsibility to be an industry leader in product safety.”

The recall of the Peloton Tread+ and Tread treadmills includes about 125,000 and 1,050 units, respectively, in the U.S.

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