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After weeks of public scrutiny and pending lawsuits, Peloton opens in a new windowannounced Wednesday they would recall the Tread line of treadmills. Following reports of injuries and at least one death, the Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) began investigating these potentially dangerous treadmills in April. While the company initially defended their product, claiming the treadmills were safe if consumers kept the area clear of small children, pets, and other objects that could get underneath the exposed treads, the announcement Wednesday comes as firms have announced class-action suits for both purchasers and shareholders.
The Peloton CEO admitted in a statement their resistance to work with the CPSC was a poor decision. The company also apologized for not being more proactive following initial reports of injuries and fatalities from the potentially dangerous treadmills. The recall comes hours after reports of a data breach exposed the information of thousands of subscribers, including ones choosing privacy settings.
Unlike most competitors, the Tread and Tread+ use interlocking slats and the belt is exposed underneath the product. The larger gap between the bottom and the floor also alarmed the CPSC and was mentioned in their initial recall announcement inquiry. Peloton advised owners of the Tread and Tread+ to cease usage immediately. The company will offer refunds or other remedies. The treadmills retail for $4,295. A repair option is reportedly in the works.
Any time a home appliance or consumer product causes injury, it does more than hurt someone physically. It creates a loss in confidence in consumers, especially when the manufacturer drags its feet in addressing and solving the problem. If you have been injured by a faulty product, the opens in a new windowcatastrophic injury attorneys at opens in a new windowACTS Law can help you navigate the complicated process of restoring peace of mind. Call today at 833-ACTS-LAWopens phone dialer or opens in a new windowcontact us online for a free consultation. With offices in Los Angeles and San Diego, we are pleased to serve our neighbors across Southern California.
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