PELOTON TREADMILL I PELOTON TREAD RECALL I PELOTON TREADMILL PRODUCT LIABILITY I PELOTON LAWSUITS: Peloton Recalls Tread and Tread+ after Consumers Report Injuries and Deaths
May 07, 2021
Peloton has recalled its Tread after the Peloton Tread and Tread+ treadmills were linked to over 70 reported injuries and the death of a child. Peloton’s CEO John Foley initially dragged his feet on addressing the issue; however, once the US Consumer Product Safety Commission warned consumers about potential risks and urged users to stop using the Peloton Tread and Tread +, Foley decided to act. Most recently Peloton by and through its CEO Foley, issued a statement apologizing for their initial response.
PELOTON TREAD RECALL “Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request that we recall the Tread+ … [w]e should have engaged more productively with them from the outset. For that, I apologize.” – Peloton CEO John Foley
Peloton has admittedly produced and sold a defective product to the public. Specifically, the Peloton Tread has a 23.8 touchscreen that can potentially detach and fall mid-workout, such instances have resulted in serious injuries to the consumer. As for the Peloton Tread+ adult users, children, pets and objects have been pulled under the rear of the treadmill. Injuries from use of the Peloton Tread and Peloton Tread+ include burns, abrasions, laceration, broken bones and death.
In short, the Peloton Tread and Tread+ were defectively designed from the onset and Peloton should have been more diligent in testing and designing the product prior to selling it to consumers.
If you have a Peloton Tread or Tread+ and sustained injuries from its use, you may have a product liability claim.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury while using a Peloton Tread or Tread+ it is essential that you complete the following steps:
There are two types of product liability claims. The distinction between strict product liability claims versus negligent product liability claims are discussed in the articles linked below:
Additional articles discussing compensatory damages in personal injury actions, including negligence, premises liability and product liability cases are linked below:
To better understand what types of damages are recoverable in product liability cases and other personal injury cases, links are included below: