Peloton Tread+ treadmill is being recalled after a child death and 72 reported incidents
May 06, 2021
After initially refusing recommendations by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall the Peloton Tread+ treadmill, Peloton agreed Wednesday to recall about 125,000 of the treadmills.
Adult users, children, pets, and objects can be pulled underneath the rear of the treadmill, posing a risk of injury or death.
A 6-year-old child recently died after being pulled under the rear of the treadmill. In addition, Peloton has received 72 reports of adult users, children, pets, and/or objects being pulled under the rear of the treadmill, including 29 reports of injuries to children such as second- and third-degree abrasions, broken bones, and lacerations.
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 touchscreen, and a slatted belt.
The treadmill was launched as the Peloton Tread in 2018 but renamed Tread+ in September 2020. The Tread+ model number TR01 is printed on a black sticker located on the end cap in the front of the treadmill deck.
The treadmills have a touchscreen and are black with the Peloton logo on the monitor and the side rails.
The treadmills were sold online at onepeloton.com and at Peloton showrooms from September 2018 through April 2021. The price was about $4,295.
This product is different than the Peloton Tread that is also subject to a voluntary recall in cooperation with the CPSC on May 5, 202. The console on the Tread can detach and fall, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Tread+ and contact Peloton for a full refund until November 6, 2022, the company and CPSC advise. Consumers who return the Tread+ treadmill after that date will receive a partial refund.
Peloton is offering consumers who don’t want a refund the option of moving the Tread+ free of charge to a room where children or pets can’t access the treadmill. The company also is implementing software improvements to the product to automatically lock the Tread+ after each use and prevent unauthorized access by assigning a 4-digit passcode that will be required to unlock the Tread+.
For more information, call Peloton at 866-679-9129 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends or visit www.onepeloton.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page.
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