Peloton has agreed to recall all of its treadmills and apologized for previously fighting the federal government’s request to do so after the equipment came under scrutiny following the death of a 6-year-old child.
The exercise services company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Wednesday jointly announced voluntary recalls of Peloton Tread+ and Tread treadmills, covering about 125,000 and 1,050 units, respectively, in the U.S.
Regarding the Tread+, the CPSC said it had received 72 reports of people, pets 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.”
“Consumers who have purchased either treadmill should immediately stop using it and contact Peloton for a full refund,” the company and agency said in their joint statement.
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Peloton said it had immediately stopped selling and distributing the Tread+ while it works on a fix.
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