Peloton Tread+ Recalled by Manufacturer After CPSC Warning
Peloton Treadmill Injury Lawsuits are being investigated following 70 reports of incidents and injury including one child’s death as a result of being drug under the machine. If your child was injured due to a Peloton Tread+ sucking them under the tread, you should talk to a lawyer about filing a Peloton Tread Lawsuit. Call us for a free consultation to learn more about your rights and how to talk to a Peloton treadmill injury Lawyer.
Why Was the Peloton Tread+ Recalled?
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Peloton agreed to a voluntary recall of the Peloton Tread+ due to a risk of serious injury to children and small pets who may be sucked under the machine by the moving tread. These injuries may occur when an adult is using the machine not just when children are around it unsupervised. The injury may result in the child being sucked under the machine resulting in bone crush injuries, head injuries, and/or other serious injuries.
A YouTube video shows a horrific account of how this occurs. Here is the voluntary recall.
How Long Has Peloton Known of the Risk of Serious Injury?
How and when this information first came to light is being investigated at this time. On March 18th, 2021, Peloton released information that a child had died as a result of a Peloton Tread+. We do know that the CPSC issued a warning on April 17, 2021, to users of the Peloton Tread+ to stop using the machine immediately if they have children or small pets in the home due to one child being killed and 70 other reports of incidents and injuries suffered by small children and pets.
Details About the Peloton+ Recall
Peloton has made these units available in the United States since approximately November of 2020. Approximately 125,000 units are covered by the recall. All sales are on hold and a full refund is offered for these machines under the recall. Peloton is currently working on a fix to remove the risk of serious injury and death for those without kids or pets who wish to keep the machines.
What Injuries Can a Peloton Tread+ Cause Children?
A number of injuries may result due to a child getting caught by the moving tread and sucked up under the machine. They may include:
- Broken bones
- Ligament tears
- Skull fracture
- Crushing injury
- Rug-burn-like injuries form the moving tread
Peloton Treadmill Lawsuits Over Injury Claims
When a manufacturer places a product into the stream of commerce and knows, learns, or should know of a hazard posed thereby, they have a duty to make the consumer aware of the known danger and/or remedy it. Thus, the timing of the reports of injury and Peloton’s awareness will be an important factor in any Peloton treadmill lawsuit brought by injured victims. Products liability claims such as this can be time-consuming and expensive, thus claims involving injury to pets are unlikely to be cost-effective unless they are permitted in the recently filed Peloton class action. If your child was injured due to a defective Peloton Tread+, call us for a free consultation today to learn your rights. Call 1-800-298-0111.
Class Action Update:
Two separate Peloton class actions have been filed: One related to people suffering injury and loss due to the Peloton+ treadmill and another filed by investors contending that Peloton failed to disclose to them, pertinent information related to the alleged injuries.
Peloton Tread Recall:
The Peloton Tread has also been recalled due to a faulty screen that may fall off during use. A full refund is also offered for this machine.