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CPSC issues warning on Peloton Tread+ after child dies

A warning has been issued on the Peloton Tread+ after one child death has been reported and multiple incidents, according to the CPSC.
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Published: Apr. 17, 2021 at 10:49 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning on the Peloton Tread+ after one death has been reported and multiple incidents of small children and a pet injured beneath the machines.

According to the CPSC, the urgent warning comes less than a month after Peloton itself released news of a child’s death by a Peloton Tread+.

The machines being recalled involve Model No. TR-01 that was originally called “Tread” from August 2018 to September 2020 and now renamed to “Tread+”.

The agency released the following statement regarding the exercise machine:

CPSC is aware of 39 incidents including one death. CPSC staff believes the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death. In light of multiple reports of children becoming entrapped, pinned, and pulled under the rear roller of the product, CPSC urges consumers with children at home to stop using the product immediately. It is believed that at least one incident occurred while a parent was running on the treadmill, suggesting that the hazard cannot be avoided simply by locking the device when not in use. Reports of a pet and objects being sucked beneath the Tread+ also suggest possible harm to the user if the user loses balance as a result.

The agency said in a release they are investigating all known incidents of injury or death related to the exercise machine.

Report any Peloton Tread+ incidents to CPSC at www.SaferProducts.gov or to CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772.

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