U.S. CPSC issues warnings for Peloton Tread+ Treadmill

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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.

April 21, 2021 — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Warns Consumers: Stop Using the Peloton Tread+ treadmill. This may lead to lawsuits being filed across the U.S against the manufacturer.

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.

This urgent warning is being made public due to multiple child injuries are being reported, including one child’s death.

As of this writing 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. Other injuries include being pinned under the tread, being sucked-up under the tread mechanism or partially pulled under the treadmill base. As of this post, Peloton Interactive Incorporated has refused to recall its product.

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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.  

  • 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.

These treadmills have been on the market since 2018 and sell upwards of $4,300.00.

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%.

Manufacturer Peloton responded to the U.S. CPSC Report:

“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.”

Our team of defective product lawyers at Schmidt National Law Firm is highly concerned about these multiple injuries and are 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 product, or if the product is defective in design.

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, or call us direct today at 1-800-631-5656.

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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