CPSC Warns Against Using Peloton Treadmill After Child’s Death

CPSC Warns Against Using Peloton Treadmill After Child’s Death

By Steven Reinberg



HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Users with small children and pets should stop using Peloton Tread+ exercise machines immediately, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The warning comes after one child died and dozens of others have been sucked underneath the home treadmill. One family pet also was injured, CPSC said.

Less than a month ago, Peloton reported a child’s death by a Peloton Tread+, triggering the ongoing CPSC probe.

So far, CPSC is aware of 39 incidents, including one death, and considers the Peloton Tread+ a serious risk to children for abrasions, fractures and death, it said in a commission news release.

To underscore the danger, the commission released a video of one child being trapped briefly under a Tread+ machine.

Last month, Peloton CEO John Foley urged people to keep kids and pets away from its exercise equipment, according to CBS News.

He also recommended keeping the safety key out of easy reach when th

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