Dozens of serious injuries, including the death of a child, have occurred on Peloton Tread+ (Tread Plus) Treadmill, Peloton Bikes, and clip-in pedals.
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UPDATE: Peloton Offers Rear Guard for Treadmills After 90 Injuries, 1 Death
In May 2023, Peloton finally offered to repair about 125,000 Tread+ Treadmills with rear guard repair that will help prevent pull-under injuries and deaths. The treadmills were recalled in May 2021 because people, pets and objects can get sucked under the rear roller.
To date, Peloton said it has received 90 reports of people who were injured after being pulled under the rear roller on the treadmill, including the death of a 6-year-old child. Overall, there were 351 incident reports of pull-unders.
Peloton has also extended a full refund for the Tread+ Treadmills to November 6, 2023.
2.2 Million Peloton Bikes Recalled for Fall & Injury Risk
In May 2023, nearly 2.2 million Peloton Bikes were recalled because the seat post can break off and cause riders to fall. There were 35 reports of the seat posts breaking, including 13 people who fell and suffered injuries such as a broken wrist, lacerations, and bruises.
The recalled Peloton Bikes have Model Number PL01. They were sold in the U.S. between January 2018 and May 2023. Peloton is asking owners to contact the company to order a free replacement seat post.
Peloton Pays $19 Million Settlement
In January 2023, the government ordered Peloton to pay a $19 million settlement after failing to report incidents and injuries involving people, pets, and objects being sucked under the rear of the now-recalled Tread+ treadmills.
These incidents were reported as early as December 2018, but Peloton failed to immediately report them to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), as required by federal law.
“By the time Peloton filed a report with the Commission there were more than 150 reports of people, pets, and/or objects being pulled under the rear of the Tread+ treadmill, including the death of a child and 13 injuries, including broken bones, lacerations, abrasions and friction burns.”
Peloton Issues “Tread Lock” Software Update
Peloton is rolling out the “Tread Lock” software update to improve safety on Tread and Tread+ Treadmills. Users will have to punch in a 4-digit code before starting the treadmill. It will also lock the treadmill after 45 seconds of inactivity, when not in a class, and require the 4-digit code to unlock.
Peloton Recalls Treadmills For Risk of Severe Injury & Death
On May 5, 2021, Peloton recalled about 125,000 Tread+ Treadmills after more than 70 incidents, including a 6-year-old child who died in March when they were sucked under the treadmill, and 29 other children who were injured. CEO John Foley said “Peloton made a mistake” and apologized for delaying the recall. The serious safety risks include:
- Cuts, scrapes and bruises
- 2nd- and 3rd-degree abrasions
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
Peloton Recalls Tread Treadmills
On May 5, 2021, Peloton also recalled about 1,050 Tread Treadmills because the touchscreen could fall off and cause injuries. No injuries were reported in the U.S., but there were several people in Canada and the U.K. who suffered minor scrapes, abrasions, cuts and bruises. In the U.S., there were 18 reports of the touchscreen loosening, and 6 reports of the touchscreen falling off.
Peloton Hit With 1st Class Action Lawsuit; More On The Way
On April 20, 2021, Peloton was hit with a Class Action Lawsuit in federal court in California. The plaintiff claims the “Tread+ contains significant design flaws that makes it defective, unfit for use in a home with children, and unreasonably dangerous.” – Case Number 3:21-cv-02858.
Safety Officials Warn Parents to STOP Using Peloton Treadmills
On April 17, an urgent warning to STOP using Peloton treadmills was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after the death of a child.
“To date, CPSC is aware of 39 incidents including one death. CPSC staff believes the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death.”
Peloton treadmills are not just dangerous for kids and pets, according to the CPSC, because objects that get sucked under the treadmill can cause adults to fall and suffer injuries.
Children have also been sucked under the treadmill and injured when adults were on the treadmill.
Peloton CEO John Foley issued his own warning back in March 2021 after the child died, but the company refused to issue a recall and is now fighting with the government, calling the CPSC warning “inaccurate and misleading.”
Video: Child Gets “Sucked Under Peloton Treadmill”
Child Dies in Tragic Accident on Tread+ Treadmill
After a child died in a “tragic accident,” Peloton CEO John Foley warned parents to keep children away from the Peloton Tread+ (Tread Plus) Treadmill at all times.
Foley did not elaborate on how the child was killed by a Peloton treadmill, but he did say that the company was aware of other “incidents involving the Tread+ where children have been hurt.”
Foley reminded parents to remove the safety key from the Tread+ and store it out of reach of children, keep children away from the treadmill at all times, and review all of the safety warnings and instructions.
3-Year-Old Suffers Brain Injury on Peloton Treadmill
Just before the Peloton Tread+ was linked to the death of a child, another family reported that their 3-year-old child suffered a serious brain injury involving the treadmill back in February 2020.
In a report published on the government website SaferProducts.gov, a family reported that the 3-year-old boy was found not breathing and pulseless under a Peloton Tread Plus, with injuries on his face, neck and back. Miraculously, the boy survived, and his family said he is expected to recover.
Peloton Recalls Bike Pedals After Serious Injuries Reported
In October 2020, Peloton issued a recall for clip-in pedals on around 27,000 exercise bikes because the pedals can break off.
There were about 120 reports of the pedals breaking, according to Peloton, including 16 people who suffered leg injuries or lacerations. Five people needed medical care, such as stitches.
The recall involves PR70P clip-in pedals, which are 1st-generation pedals that were were fitted on Peloton bikes sold from July 2013 through May 2016.
Peloton Injuries & Safety Risks
- Cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc.
- Joint injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain damage
- Lifelong scarring
- Organ damage
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