Peloton is voluntarily recalling two products, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.
The products affected are Peloton's Tread+ and Tread treadmills.
According to recall information provided by the CPSC, a 6-year-old child died "after being pulled under the rear" of a Tread+ treadmill. Peloton has received more than 70 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."
According to the CPSC, "the firm is aware of 18 reports of the touchscreen loosening and six reports of the touchscreen detaching and falling," regarding the Tread treadmills. No injuries have been reported in the U.S. for the Tread treadmills. There have been reports of minor injuries associated with it in the United Kingdom and Canada.
Peloton's CEO, John Foley, released the following statement:
"The decision to recall both products was the right thing to do for Peloton's Members and their families. 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+. We should have engaged more productively with them from the outset. For that, I apologize. Today’s announcement reflects our recognition that, by working closely with the CPSC, we can increase safety awareness for our members. We believe strongly in the future of at-home connected fitness and are committed to work with the CPSC to set new industry safety standards for treadmills. We have a desire and a responsibility to be an industry leader in product safety."
Consumers are advised to stop using either of these products immediately. For more details, CLICK HERE.