CASE ALERT: Peloton Treadmills Recalled After Injuries, Child Death
Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims that recalled Tread and Tread+ treadmills produced and distributed by Peloton Interactive, Inc. of New York have been linked to injuries and at least one death.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Peloton’s Tread+ treadmills were recalled on May 5, 2021. The recall alert states that Peloton has received over 70 reports of “adult users, children, pets and/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.” In addition to the reported injuries, the recall alert says a 6-year-old child died after being pulled under the back end of the treadmill.
A second Peloton treadmill recall was also announced by the CPSC on May 5, 2021. This is a separate recall involving an issue with the touchscreen loosening or detaching and falling on Peloton’s base Tread models. The recall alert states that there have been reports of minor injuries such as abrasions, cuts, and bruises in Canada and the United Kingdom.
The CPSC says Peloton treadmill owners should immediately stop using the machines.
Peloton released a statement in April alerting users to the incident where a child died, but the recall was not announced until several weeks later. The recall alert on May 5 includes a statement from Peloton CEO John Foley:
“The decision to recall both products was the right thing to do for Peloton’s Members and their families. I want to be clear, Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request that we recall the Tread+. We should have engaged more productively with them from the outset. For that, I apologize. Today’s announcement reflects our recognition that, by working closely with the CPSC, we can increase safety awareness for our Members.”
According to the CPSC, the Tread model TR02 is the treadmill at risk of a detached touchscreen. This model was sold between November 2020 and March 2021.
The Peloton treadmills that have led to more serious injuries and a child death are Tread+ model TR01. These were sold online and in Peloton showrooms from September 2018 to April 2021.
A class action has been filed on behalf of individual purchasers and users of the Peloton Tread+ in the Northern District of California. Lawsuits seeking damages for physical injury and medical bills might proceed as individual lawsuits. The statute of limitations to sue may be only one or two years after the purchase or date of injury, so we urge victims to seek legal counsel immediately.
When you or a loved one is hurt by exercise equipment, you might not know what to do. After all, Peloton is a publicly traded company with lots of resources. We are here to help. Our experienced legal team has a strong track record of fighting—and winning— against powerful adversaries. If you hire us, know that we will fight tirelessly to get you the best possible result.
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