Peloton Interactive Inc.®, an exercise equipment and media company, recalled their Tread+™ treadmill on May 5, following injuries to dozens of children and one fatality. Because the treadmill’s dangerous design could potentially put users and their loved ones at risk, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for injuries from a Tread+ treadmill through a Peloton lawsuit.
Breaking News: Peloton Treadmill Child Death Leads to Tread+ Recall
Mid-March 2021, Peloton CEO John Foley announced that a child had tragically died as a result of his company’s Tread+ treadmill — but took no action to recall the product or prevent future injuries.
In light of multiple reports of children being pulled beneath and pinned under the Tread+, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urgently warned consumers to stop using the Peloton Tread+ in April of 2021 — but the fitness company ignored the CPSC’s warning.
“The CPSC may issue a warning like this when it decides that a product puts people at an unreasonable risk of injury or death but the manufacturer won’t agree to a recall.”
– William Wallace, Manager of Safety Policy at Consumer Reports
Finally, nearly two months after first acknowledging the risks of its product, Peloton decided to stop selling the Tread+ and called for a full recall of both their Tread and Tread+ treadmills — but for different safety concerns in Peloton’s Tread.
Peloton Tread Recall
On the same day as the Tread+ recall, Peloton voluntarily recalled their original Tread treadmills over different design flaws. This earlier model of treadmill has a touchscreen that can detach and fall, potentially injuring consumers.
Peloton Tread+ Design Risks and Injuries
Certain design features in the Peloton Tread+ machine may make it particularly dangerous to users, even when the treadmill is being used properly, according to a CPSC staff spokesperson.
These dangerous design elements include the treadmill’s belt mechanism and its unique height off the ground, which allows objects, children, and pets to potentially be pulled underneath and pinned.
According to the CPSC, there have been a range of injuries sustained from the Tread+ treadmill so far, including:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Serious brain injury
How Does a Peloton Lawsuit Work?
If you or your child were injured by a dangerous Peloton treadmill, you may be able to pursue compensation with the help of a product liability law firm like Sokolove Law.
Though every case is different, when you work with Sokolove Law, the Peloton lawsuit process may involve:
- Reviewing your case details
- Gathering the evidence needed to prove your case
- Filing a Peloton lawsuit on your behalf
- Securing compensation through a settlement or jury verdict in court
Sokolove Law and Peloton Lawsuits
When it comes to pursuing compensation from such a large corporation, you need the help of a product liability law firm on your side.
Sokolove Law has a mission of fighting on behalf of injured clients. Our lawyers have the resources and reach to build your case and hold companies like Peloton accountable for their actions.
Get a free case review today to learn more about your legal options with Sokolove Law.
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