After child death, US says to stop using Peloton treadmill

Peloton Safety Warning
Posted at 1:59 PM, Apr 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-17 13:58:59-04

NEW YORK -- Safety regulators are warning people with kids and pets to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and nearly 40 others were injured.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Saturday that it received reports of children and a pet being pulled, pinned and entrapped under the rear roller of the treadmill.

The results have included fractures, scrapes and the death of one child.

New York-based Peloton said in a news release the warning was “inaccurate and misleading."

It says there’s no reason to stop using the treadmill as long as children and pets are kept away from it.