The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers about the danger of popular Peloton Tread+ exercise machine.
This move comes against the backdrop of multiple incidents of small children and a pet being injured beneath the machines.
The Commission has found that the public health and safety requires this notice to warn the public quickly of the hazard.
The urgent warning comes less than a month after Peloton itself released news of a child’s death by a Peloton Tread+ and CPSC’s announcement of an investigation into that incident.
The agency is continuing to investigate all known incidents of injury or death related to the Peloton Tread+.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says it is aware of 39 incidents including one death, involving the Peloton Tread+.
The Agency has warned consumers to stop use of the Peloton Tread+ if there are small children or pets at home.
If consumers must continue to use the product, CPSC urges consumers to use the product only in a locked room, to prevent access to children and pets while the treadmill is in use.
Meanwhile, Peloton said in a press release that the machine was “safe for members to use in their homes and comes with safety instructions and warnings to ensure its safe use.”
“Like all motorized exercise equipment, the Tread+ can pose hazards if the warnings and safety instructions are not followed,” it added.
Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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