Peloton Tread+ Treadmill Class Action Lawsuit Begins

Update – May 5, 2021 — In a move reversing its stance on the warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Peloton has now completely recalled all of its Tread+ and Tread treadmills on Wednesday.

This massive recall by the company includes about 125,000 treadmills.

Peloton CEO John Foley, who first dismissed the CPSC warning as “fake news” has now issued this statement on the recall.

“I want to be clear, Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the CPSC’s request.”  

“We should have engaged more productively with them from the outset. For that, I apologize.”

CPSC’s chairman Robert Adler also issued a statement and mentioned the announcement was the “result of weeks of intense negotiation and effort, culminating in a cooperative agreement that I believe serves the best interests of Peloton and of consumers.”

Both the high-end model the Tread+ and the less expensive model Tread (not for sale in the U.S.) have been removed from the company’s website.

After the U.S. CPSC issued a safety warning for the Peloton Tread+ Treadmill, a class action lawsuit status is being considered by Schmidt National Law Group. So far one lawsuit has been filed on April 20, 2021 in Northern California seeking $5 million in damages.  

The complaint reads:

“Based upon the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular use, Plaintiff were [sic] injured upon discovering that the product posed direct health and safety risks to children.”  

The basis of the Peloton Tread+ Treadmill Class Action Lawsuit is lack of warning that children and or pets can become trapped under the treadmill.

There have been 39 injuries being reported, including one child’s death.  It’s also possible that the machine is defective in design. Is a guard rail needed at the base of the treadmill in order to prevent children from being sucked under?

What happened to the child stuck under the Peloton Tread+ Treadmill?

In one report from SaferProducts.gov listed a 3-year-old boy sustained a significant brain injury after being trapped under the Peloton Tread+ product. 

Peloton Tread+ Treadmill Injury
  • Incident Description: 3 year-old boy was trapped under a Peloton Tread Plus, found by his father to be not breathing and pulseless – he was resuscitated and now has significant brain injury. He was found to have tread marks on his back matching the slats of the treadmill, neck injury, and petechiae on his face, presumably from occlusion of blood flow.
  • Incident Date: 2/3/2021
  • Incident Location: Home/Apartment/Condominium

Petechiae are round pinpoint spots that appear on the skin as a result of bleeding.

There have been an estimated 22,500 treadmill-related injuries in 2019. 2,000 of these injuries were children under the age of 8.  

Sales of these treadmills have increased dramatically since the pandemic started soaring 135%.

What are the injuries or dangers from the Peloton Tread+ Treadmill?

39 injury incidents have been reported to the CPSC. In a new video, now going viral, shows a child being trapped underneath a Peloton Tread+ treadmill.

Child pinned under Peloton Tread+ Treadmill

Other injuries include being pinned under the tread, being sucked-up under the tread mechanism or partially pulled under the treadmill base.

Has the Peloton Tread+ Treadmill been recalled?

Yes as of May 5, 2021 all Tread+ and Tread models have been recalled by the company. These treadmills have been on the market since 2018 and sell upwards of $4,300.00.

Peloton Tread+ Treadmill Class Action Lawsuit
Peloton Tread+ Treadmill

The company has responded to the U.S. CPSC safety warning to consumers to stop using this product and has issued this statement:

“Peloton Interactive, Incorporated: Peloton only learned of this incident from the report to the CPSC database and our hearts go out to the family. Peloton takes product safety issues very seriously. We investigate each CPSC database report and encourage Members to contact us about any issue or incident with our products by calling us at 1-844-410-0141. We do not have further details on this report. The Peloton Tread+ is designed for use by people over the age of 16, weighing over 105 lbs. We urge Members to follow the Tread+ product warnings and safety instructions by keeping children and pets away from exercise equipment at all times, and to always remove the safety key when the Tread+ is not in use and store the safety key out of the reach of children. Peloton is pleased that the Member contacted us on March 17, 2021 to report that the child is expected to fully recover.”

What is the process for filing a Peloton Tread+ Treadmill Injury lawsuit?

If you or someone you know has been injured from this product, contact us today for a free case review, there may be large cash compensations for those injured.

Our team of defective product lawyers at Schmidt National Law Firm is highly concerned about these multiple injuries and is standing by to help any family that may have had a child injured from the Peloton Tread+ treadmill. 

We will fully examine if there were adequate consumer safety warnings on this treadmill, or if the product is defective in design.

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Will there be any cash settlements from the Peloton Tread+ Treadmill lawsuit?

It’s too early to tell what stance the company will take now it’s facing lawsuits from legal teams across the U.S.  Many times when companies face these class action lawsuits they set up a settlement fund to pay for victims injuries. 

It’s possible that Peloton Interactive, Incorporated will take this approach if they seek to settle out of court. So far the owner of Peloton Interactive, Incorporated has stated publicly “it’s all fake news”.

However we will hold them accountable for any injuries that may have occurred from the use of Peloton Tread+. There may be large cash compensations from these Peloton Tread+ lawsuits.

Contact us today using the 100% secure form above, or call us direct today at 1-800-631-5656.

Sources:

https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2021/CPSC-Warns-Consumers-Stop-Using-the-Peloton-Tread

https://www.saferproducts.gov/PublicSearch/Detail?ReportId=3054628

Albright-v-peloton-interactive-inc | Case 3:21-cv-02858

Peloton Tread+ Treadmill Class Action Lawsuit Lawyers Page updated for the recall on May 5, 2021.