Federal authorities urged US customers on Saturday to avoid using Peloton Tread+ that was behind a number of accidents across the country, including a child fatality.
The New York company acknowledged the dangers that its product presents after several videos and reports of harrowing incidents where children, pets, and even carpets were “sucked beneath” the equipment.
“CPSC staff believes the Peloton Tread + poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death,” the warning said.
“In light of multiple reports of children becoming entrapped, pinned, and pulled under the rear roller of the product, CPSC urges consumers with children at home to stop using the product immediately.”
The CPSC added that the treadmill caused incidents that “suggest possible harm to the user if the user loses balance.”
The company issued a statement following the CPSC warning, labeling it “misleading, and inaccurate.”
“This could not be farther from the truth,” Peloton’s stated adding that it requested to make joint guidance “about the dangers of not following the warnings and safety instructions provided with the Tread+,” but “CPSC was unwilling to engage in any meaningful discussions.”