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CPSC Warns Against Peloton Treadmill Use After Child Dies

MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Users with small children and pets should immediately stop using Peloton Tread + exercise devices, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The warning comes after the death of a child and dozens more have been sucked under the home’s treadmill. A family animal was also injured, the CPSC said.

Less than a month ago, Peloton reported the death of a child by a Platoon Tread +, triggering the ongoing CPSC probe.

So far, the CPSC is aware of 39 incidents, including one fatality, and considers Platoon Tread + to be a serious risk to children due to abrasions, fractures and death, he said in a report. commission press release.

To highlight the danger, the commission released a video of a child briefly trapped under a Tread + machine.

Peloton CEO John Foley last month urged people to keep children and pets away from his exercise equipment, according to CBS News.

He also recommended keeping the security key out of reach when the equipment is not in use, CBS reported.

On Sunday, Foley said in an online blog that the company is cooperating with the CPSC. Peloton has no plans to stop selling or recalling the Tread +, according to CBS.

Reports of children being trapped, pinned and pulled under the rear exercise roller prompted the CPSC to urge users with children to immediately stop using the treadmill.

An accident happened while a parent was using the treadmill, so the risk cannot be avoided by locking the device when not in use, the CPSC said. Reports also suggest that users may be harmed if they lose their balance as a result.

The CPSC said if people were to continue using the $ 4,295 treadmill, it should only be used in a locked room, to keep children and pets away.

When the treadmill is not in use, it should be unplugged and stored out of the reach of children, the CPSC said.

You can report any Peloton Tread + incidents online or by calling the CPSC hotline at 800-638-2772.

More information

You can watch the US Consumer Product Safety Commission video on the dangers of Platoon Tread + here.

SOURCES: US Consumer Product Safety Commission, press release, April 17, 2021; CBS News