“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Tread+ and contact Peloton for a full refund until November 6, 2022.”
Following the tragic death of a 6-year-old child who was pulled under the rear of the Tread+ treadmill, and an additional 72 similar, non-fatal reports involving adult users, children, pets, and household objects, Peloton entered into a voluntary agreement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) to recall its Tread+ treadmills.
In 2018, Peloton originally launched the treadmill as the “Peloton Tread.” In September 2020, the company renamed the treadmill to the “Peloton Tread+.” Currently, there are approximately 125,000 units in circulation.
For customers that may not want a refund, Peloton is offering the option to move the Tread+ to a room not accessible to children or pets, free of charge. Peloton is also implementing software improvements to automatically lock the treadmill after use and then require a 4-digit passcode to unlock the treadmill.
The CPSC also announced a recall of Peloton’s newest treadmill, the Peloton Tread. Though there are only about 1,050 units of this model and no reported injuries in the U.S., there have been reports of minor injuries sustained from the treadmill’s touchscreen loosening and detaching.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by a defective product, you owe it to yourself to get help. Contact the legal team at Regan Zambri Long PLLC for a free consultation about your product liability case today.