“I want to be clear, Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request that we recall the Tread+.”
Peloton’s CEO John Foley in a joint statement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announcing the voluntary recall of its treadmills.
may 5, 2021
- In March, Peloton reported that one child died and a handful of others were injured as result of being pinned or pulled under the Tread+, one of its at-home treadmill models. In the weeks that followed, several other incidents involving children getting injured, as well as a pet and objects being sucked underneath the Tread+ were reported.
- In response, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent federal regulatory agency, opened an investigation and warned consumers with children to stop using the Tread+ immediately.
- Today, Peloton and CPSC issued a joint statement announcing the voluntarily recall of the Tread+, noting that Peloton "received 72 reports of adult users, children, pets and/or objects being pulled under the rear of the treadmill, including 29 reports of injuries to children such as second- and third-degree abrasions, broken bones, and lacerations." Those who purchased the Tread+ are instructed to stop using it and contact Peloton for a full refund.
- Peloton and CPSC also decided to voluntarily recall another treadmill model, the Tread, due to reports of its touchscreen detaching and falling - although no injuries were reported.