Federal regulators released a terrifying video of a child being dragged under the Peloton Tread + when they warned consumers with children and pets to stop using exercise machines immediately. A video shared by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission on Saturday showed a boy playing near the Peloton Tread + when the ball he used was caught by the device and dragged downward. In the clip, the boy struggled to break free from the $ 4,295 exercise machine. The safety committee said Saturday it was aware of 39 incidents on videotape, including the death of a child. The agency said: “CPSC staff believe that Peloton Tread + poses a serious risk of bruising, fractures and death to children.”
The agency said: “CPSC staff believe that Peloton Tread + poses a serious risk of bruising, fractures and death to children.”
“In light of numerous reports of children being trapped, repaired and thrown under the rear roller of the product, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission urges consumers with children to stop using the product immediately. .
The agency stated that Peloton customers who want to continue using the machine should place it in a locked room to prevent children and pets from entering, unplug the plug when not in use, and keep all other objects away from them.
At the same time, Peloton said in a statement that the safety committee’s warning was “inaccurate and misleading.”
“Peloton is disappointed that despite their cooperation, Tread + complies with all applicable safety standards, the CPSC was unwilling to engage in meaningful discussions with Peloton prior to issuing its inaccurate and misleading press release,” says the release. .