The Peloton brand, well known for its commercials depicting its popular stationary bike perched in beautiful workout room settings inside luxurious homes, recently entered the treadmill market. The problem is, two of its treadmills, the Peloton Tread+ and Tread, have been killing people and pets.
After reviewing the products, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) demanded that Peloton recall the treadmills following its investigation of the death of a 6-year-old child, but Peloton fought against the agency. Regarding the Tread+, the CPSC said it had received 72 reports of people, pets, or objects being pulled under the treadmill, including 29 reports of injuries to children such as second and third-degree abrasions, broken bones, and lacerations.
Peloton’s CEO now apologizes for fighting the CPSC’s demands for an immediate recall. The apology of course does nothing to assist those who have suffered severe injury and death from the product while Peloton resisted taking the steps necessary to protect its customers. The recall impacts approximately 126,000 units.
If you or a loved one have suffered injury or death from a Peloton treadmill and would like to discuss whether there are legal options available to you that will hold Peloton accountable for putting its profits over the safety of its customers, the attorneys at Rourke & Blumenthal are here to help. Please contact us so that we can assist you.