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Peloton recalls all treadmills following CPSC warning and investigation

In April, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning for people to stop using the Peloton Tread+. This came after the tragic death of a child caused by the Tread+. Now, the CPSC and Peloton have jointly announced a recall of all Tread treadmills.

The two announced in a press release that Peloton has stopped the sale and distribution of the Tread+ as well.

Today, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Peloton are announcing two separate voluntary recalls of Peloton’s Tread+ and Tread treadmills.

Consumers who have purchased either treadmill should immediately stop using it and contact Peloton for a full refund or other qualified remedy as described in the press releases below.

Peloton has also stopped sale and distribution of the Tread+ and continues to work on additional hardware modifications.

Peloton CEO John Foley said that this recall was the right decision and apologized for not initially cooperating with the CPSC. This follows a report from the Washington Post that said Peloton was fighting with the agency over the situation.

The decision to recall both products was the right thing to do for Peloton’s Members and their families. I want to be clear, Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request that we recall the Tread+.  We should have engaged more productively with them from the outset. For that, I apologize. Today’s announcement reflects our recognition that, by working closely with the CPSC, we can increase safety awareness for our Members. We believe strongly in the future of at-home connected fitness and are committed to work with the CPSC to set new industry safety standards for treadmills. We have a desire and a responsibility to be an industry leader in product safety.

For the Tread, the CPSC says that Peloton is currently working on a repair to be offered to Tread owners in the coming weeks. Customers also have the option to receive a refund. The only option for Tread+ owners, however, is a full refund.

The CPSC estimates that around 125,000 Tread+ units are affected by this recall and 1,050 Tread Units in the United States. The lower-cost Peloton Tread was only announced last year and made available in the United States in a very limited fashion.

The CPSC says that it is aware of more than 70 incidents including one death caused by the Tread+. Learn more at the links below to the CPSC website.


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