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Peloton Fighting Requests to Recall Potentially Dangerous Treadmills

The Consumer Safety Product Commission took a major step last week towards opens in a new windowrecalling Peloton’s Tread+ treadmills by issuing an administrative subpoena. The government agency wants the name and information of a family who lost a three-year-old in March when the child was crushed underneath the machine as part of continued investigation. There have been other non-fatal injuries reported from owners of the popular in-home exercise machine, prompting the CPSC to also issue a safety warning that advises customers to stop using the potentially dangerous treadmill. One investigator noted the reports of victims being pulled under the machine, causing injuries ranging from bruises to head trauma, are starkly different from injuries caused by other treadmills. There is no confirmation yet as to if or when the CPSC will issue a formal recall and take the Tread+ off the market.

In the past, thousands Peloton’s signature bikes have also been targets of recall after the pedals would break off while in use, causing lacerations. The company claims to be working with the CPSC on future actions, although they insist a recall is unnecessary. The company has also stated the victim’s family requested their contact information not be shared. Peloton stands by their guidance that the Tread+ is designed for people 16 and over and should be clear of small children, pets, and objects at all times, especially when in use.

While many devices and products we buy strive to make life at home easier, sometimes they can carry serious safety risks. Many companies will try to eschew their responsibilities to consumers if a product has been found to be dangerous. If you have been injured by a defective product at home, call the experienced opens in a new windowcatastrophic injuries team at opens in a new windowACTS Law. Call today at opens in a new window833-ACTS-LAW (833-228-7629)opens phone dialer or opens in a new windowcontact us online to schedule a consultation. With offices in Los Angeles and San Diego, we are pleased to serve our neighbors in Southern California.

Posted on April 19, 2021josegramajo
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