While the exercise machine-making company Peloton has been trying to prop itself up as an advocate for numerous controversial issues that have been in the news lately, a recent column in The Washington Post points out that the company is hardly a hero of the people. It explains that on the one hand it releases statements advocating for equality for all, yet on the other it is fighting the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The agency is pushing Peloton to issue a recall of its Tread+ after several children were injured and one was killed. The agency has gone so far as to issue a warning to consumers about the product, saying that users should refrain from using it if they have small children.
Peloton’s CEO has been adamant in the company’s opposition to that announcement. He has continuously vouched for the safety of his equipment, saying that treadmill owners should keep children and pets away from them because of their potential for danger. The Tread+ has been shown to be particularly dangerous to children because several youngsters have been sucked under the machine and have been injured that way.
The CEO stated that the company is re-examining its warning labels about the machines in question. The column added that Peloton has not been very cooperative with the CPSC, withholding the identity of the family of the deceased child to regulators, citing privacy concerns. The column urged the public to remember this position the next time they wish to place Peloton on a pedestal.
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