Peloton Recalling Treadmills After Child Dies

Peloton is recalling its Tread and Tread+ treadmills after reports of injuries and the death of a 3-year-old child.

  • Last month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urged people to stop using Peloton treadmills after receiving dozens of reports of small children or pets getting sucked underneath and hurt, including one death.
  • After initially refusing a recall, Peloton will now allow users to return their treadmills for a full refund. CEO John Foley said it's "the right thing to do" and that the company's initial response to the USPC report was "a mistake".

The fitness company Peleton had recalled 27,000 of their stationary bikes after reports of faulty pedals. There has been over one hundred reports of users being injured when the pedal comes off. Reportedly over 20 people were injured and several needed medical attention.

  • Peloton said that they have voluntarily recalled pedals are the Peloton PR70P Clip-In Pedal Recall and were fitted on bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016. 

In a blog post on their site their website

Peloton announced that their PR70P first-generation clip-in pedals are prone to axle breaks and “can break unexpectedly during use, which may result in injury.”

Peleton has been riding a surge in sales since the pandemic began and gyms closed down. We spoke with Janes Wells covered a story about the Port of Los Angeles and the shipments coming in, is a great indicator of the economy recovering. Jane said Peleton's imports (just like their stock) are going through the roof. In one day 38 standard containers filled with Peleton bikes came to the U.S throught he Port of Los Angeles.

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