Peloton Launches Recall Of Treadmills After Child’s Death

The company has agreed to two separate recalls, one for the Tread+ and a second for the Tread, which calls for owners to immediately stop using the treadmills and contact Peloton for a full refund. Peloton said it has stopped sales and distribution of the Tread+ while it works on modifying the machine.

The company also said it is working on repairs to be offered for owners of the Tread, which was only sold as part of a limited invitation-only release between November 2020 and March 2021. The Tread’s recall stems from reports that the touchscreens loosen or fall off and risk injuring users.

Peloton is currently facing a proposed class action in California federal court, filed last month, alleging that the Tread+ contains design flaws that make it particularly dangerous for young children, citing the death of the 6-year-old who was killed after being trapped under the machine.

According to the CPSC, there have been more than 70 reports of adults, children, pets and objects being pulled under the rear of the Tread+, 18 reports of the touchscreen on the Tread loosening, and six reports of the screen falling off, resulting in minor injuries in the U.K. and Canada, though no injuries have been reported in the U.S.


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