Liddle & Dubin, P.C. is currently investigating legal action against Peloton regarding its Tread+ Treadmill.
On April 17, 2021, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, an agency of the federal government, issued an urgent warning to owners of the Tread+ to stop using the treadmill. This came after the agency found that there have been dozens of of incidents of children being swept underneath the treadmill, tragically resulting in at least one death.
The CPSC warning notes that at least 39 incidents have occurred, and that the Tread+ "poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death." "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....It is believed that at least one incident occurred while a parent was running on the treadmill, suggesting that the hazard cannot be avoided simply by locking the device when not in use. Reports of a pet and objects being sucked beneath the Tread+ also suggest possible harm to the user if the user loses balance as a result."
As owners will know, the Tread+ costs more than $4,000 to purchase, before taking into account the monthly subscription fee. With the federal government now warning users to discontinue its use, many owners are sure to want much or all of their money back.
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