What You Need to Know About Peloton’s Recalls
On May 5, 2021, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled the Peloton Tread and Tread+ treadmills due to one death of a child and 70 other injuries. The famous exercise equipment and media giant ignored an urgent warning from the CPSC about its Tread+ treadmills back in April, refusing to recall such products.
In early May, however, Peloton finally took appropriate measures to handle the situation by recalling about 126,000 Tread+ and Tread treadmills and admitting it was wrong to ignore the CPSC’s initial request. Peloton CEO John Foley said, “I want to be clear, Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the CPSC’s request. We should have engaged more productively with them from the outset. For that, I apologize.”
With this in mind, if you own a Peloton Tread+ or Tread treadmill, we strongly urge you to stop using these products immediately. Children, pets, and objects can get sucked and pinned under the machine if it is powered on and suffer serious injuries or death.
Our personal injury attorneys are closely monitoring the situation and staying updated on the details of the recalls. If you suffered an injury from using the Peloton Tread or Tread+ products, contact us so we can determine if you have a claim. If you do, we can handle your case from start to finish and negotiate for maximum, fair compensation on your behalf. Don’t let this corporation get away with causing harm to you or your loved ones, take action instead.
For specific recall information, see below.
Peloton Tread+ Recall
According to the CPSC, this recall involves the Peloton Tread+ treadmill with model number TR01. It has a running deck space of 67 inches, a 32-inch high definition (HD) touchscreen, and a slatted belt. These black treadmills have a touchscreen with the Peloton logo on the monitor and the side rails. The treadmill was launched as the Peloton Tread in 2018 but renamed Tread+ in September 2020.
To locate the Tread+ model number, find the black sticker located on the end cap in the front of the treadmill deck.
The CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Tread+ and contact Peloton for a full refund until November 6, 2022. Consumers who return the Tread+ treadmill after that date will receive a partial refund. For people who do not want a refund, Peloton is offering to move the Tread+ to a room away from children and pets for free. In addition, Peloton is taking the following measures:
- Implementing software improvements to automatically lock the Tread+ after each use
- Preventing unauthorized access by assigning a 4-digit passcode that will be required to unlock the Tread+
Peloton Tread Recall
The Peloton Tread recall involves about 1,050 units in the US. This product is being recalled because the touchscreens on these treadmills can detach and fall, creating a risk of injury to users. Specifically, this recall involves the model TR02 which has a running space of 59 inches, a 23.8-inch high definition (HD) touchscreen console, and a non-slatted running belt. These treadmills are black with the Peloton logo on the monitor and the side rails.
You can find the Peloton Tread model number on a black sticker located on the end cap in the front of the treadmill deck.
So far, 18 reports have been filed due to the touchscreen loosening and 6 reports of the touchscreen detaching and falling have been filed. Although no injuries have been reported in the US, that doesn’t guarantee Peloton Tread consumers will avoid injuries in the future.
Your Next Steps
If you suffered an injury after using the Peloton Tread+ or Tread treadmills, reach out to our law firm to learn if you have grounds for a claim. We proudly advocate for clients who were injured through no fault of their own, and we are here to help answer any questions you may have regarding your situation.
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