Consumer Safety Agency Warns People With Children To Stop Using The Peloton Tread+

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NPR 18 April, 2021 - 06:18pm 38 views

How did child die from peloton treadmill?

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said children and at least one pet were pulled, pinned and entrapped under the rear roller of the Tread+ treadmill, leading to fractures, scrapes and the death of one child. U.S. News & World ReportAfter Child Death, US Says to Stop Using Peloton Treadmill

Why is peloton treadmill dangerous?

Peloton treadmills pose danger to small kids and pets, consumer agency warns. ... The danger warning from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission was prompted by 39 reported incidents that included children and animals getting trapped, pinned and pulled under the treadmill's rear roller. New York Daily NewsPeloton treadmills dangerous for kids, pets: consumer agency

Feds Issue Urgent Warning On Popular Home Exercise Device

Fairfield Daily Voice 18 April, 2021 - 08:00pm

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the alert about the danger of the popular, 450-pound Peloton Tread+ exercise machine following what it said were "multiple incidents," including one death.

Of the 39 total incidents, 24 involved children, with the one fatality a child.

The commission said that "public health and safety requires this notice to warn the public quickly of the hazard."

The urgent warning comes less than a month after Peloton itself released news of a child’s death by a Peloton Tread+ and CPSC’s announcement of an investigation into that incident.

The agency is continuing to investigate all known incidents of injury or death related to the Peloton Tread+.

Peloton is resisting requests to recall the product, calling the accusations "inaccurate and misleading," and says the Tread+ is safe when guidelines are followed, and urges consumers to keep pets and kids under 16 away from the machine at all times.

Here's what the CPSC says consumers should do now:

Tread+ treadmills are sold directly to consumers in retail showrooms, and online at onepeloton.com.

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Horrifying Video Of A Peloton Treadmill Dragging A Child Drew Warning

UPROXX 18 April, 2021 - 04:57pm

But one product the company makes — an interactive treadmill called the Peloton Tread+ — has drawn strong warnings from a federal agency, who’ve advised parents after dozens of children were injured by the device. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a strong statement against the Tread+, even sharing a horrifying video of children playing on an unattended machine before one gets sucked under its belt.

The video, which you can watch above, quickly went viral, along with a warning that parents should stop using the device or, at the very least, unplug it when not in use. According to The New York Post, the agency said the device poses “serious risks” if not used properly.

“CPSC staff believes the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death,” the agency said.

“In light of multiple reports of children becoming entrapped, pinned, and pulled under the rear roller of the product, CPSC urges consumers with children at home to stop using the product immediately.”

Peloton customers who want to continue to machines should keep them in a locked room away from kids and pets — as well as unplug them when not in use and keep all other objects away from them, the agency said.

The CPSC said there were 39 documented cases where the treadmills caused injury, at least one case involving a child who died. The problem is the bike, which has a flatscreen on which you watch a guided running class, can start running with just a few presses on screen. The belt then can start moving, and if kids or pets are not careful the force of the belt can actually bring small things under it, causing injury.

Peloton issued a statement in response, calling the dire warning “inaccurate and misleading” and noting that it warns its customers to use the device safely.

“Peloton is disappointed that, despite its offers of collaboration, and despite the fact that the Tread+ complies with all applicable safety standards, CPSC was unwilling to engage in any meaningful discussions with Peloton before issuing its inaccurate and misleading press release,” the statement said.

It added that “there is no reason to stop using the Tread+ as long as all warnings and safety instructions are followed.”

Like all treadmills, there are risks associated with the devices being used incorrectly. The video is a horrifying reminder of that, and hopefully one people with children and pets take to heart. Peloton can give you a great workout if you want it, but it might be worth the few extra seconds to ensure no one gets hurt by it when you’re not around.

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