U.S. safety agency tells consumers to stop using new Peloton treadmill

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a bulletin today about the “danger of popular Peloton Tread+ exercise machine after multiple incidents of small children and a pet being injured beneath the machines. The Commission has found that the public health and safety requires this notice to warn the public quickly of the hazard.” The warning comes less than a month after Peloton itself released news of a child’s death by a Peloton Tread+. The agency is continuing to investigate all known incidents of injury or death related to the Peloton Tread+. 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.” It added, “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.”