Memorial Day honors Americans who have died in service to their country. Ceremonies are held, and people visit cemeteries and decorate graves with flowers. Memorial Day also is seen as the beginning summer, and barbecues abound. Also, some people shop at Memorial Day sales for bargains.
The CPSC announced Wednesday that Peloton agreed to recall its Tread and Tread+ treadmills following an April 17 safety warning by the agency. The CPSC said Tread+ treadmills have been involved in 72 reports of people, pets, or objects being pulled under the rear of the treadmill.
Peloton is recalling about 1,050 Peloton Tread treadmills in the U.S. and about 5,400 in Canada. The treadmill's touchscreen can detach and fall, posing a risk of injury to consumers. The company is aware of 18 reports of the touchscreen loosening and six reports of the touchscreen detaching and falling.
After initially refusing recommendations by the CPSC 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.
Peloton Tread+ recalled after one child died and 72 incidents, and Peloton Tread recalled due to risk of injury
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Peloton announced two separate voluntary recalls on Wednesday of Peloton treadmills, one of the Tread+ treadmill and one of the Tread treadmill. Consumers who have purchased either treadmill should immediately stop using it.
The U.S. CPSC is warning consumers about the danger of the Peloton Tread+ exercise machine after incidents of small children and a pet being injured beneath the machines. The CPSC has found that the public health and safety requires this notice to warn the public quickly about the hazard.
Sport avalanche transceivers are being recalled by Black Diamond due to loss of communication that could lead to injury or death
Black Diamond is recalling about 66,100 sport avalanche transceivers in the U.S. and about 12,500 in Canada. Black Diamond has received 65 reports of the transceiver modes switching unexpectedly while in use. One death and a skier who was caught in an avalanche and injured were reported.
Injuries related to some consumer products increase substantially during pandemic despite drop in number of all emergency room visit
During the pandemic, more people are going to emergency rooms for injuries from some consumer products such as batteries, fireworks, all-terrain vehicles, and skateboards, although emergency room treatments for all product-related injuries decreased by 24 percent.
Cybex International Inc. has agreed to pay a $7.95 million penalty to resolve charges that it failed to immediately report to the Consumer Product Safety Commission that the Arm Curl and Smith Press machines had a risk of serious injury.
For many people, 2020 went on and on and on. For me, it sped by. I’m working on my book “Follow the Money: My Life as a Financial Journalist.”