If you're keeping active at home with a Peloton product, you may want to be aware that the company is recalling several thousand treadmills due to safety issues.
Announced on May 5, the company along with the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of both their Tread and Tread+ models due to a number of incidents, some of which have made headlines around the world.
Peloton's Tread treadmill features a touch screen which can detach and fall, which poses a risk of injury. The CPSC is currently aware of 18 reports of the screen loosening and 6 where it has fallen off. There are reports in Canada and the U.K. of minor injuries including abrasions, minor cuts, and bruises.
The recall was announced simultaneously with the recall of Peloton's Tread+ treadmill, which has been in the news due to reports of children and pets being pulled underneath it. The CPSC has said they received 72 reports of adults, kids, pets, or other items being pulled underneath the product. One child has died, and 29 others have suffered cuts, broken bones, and other injuries.
According to the Safety Commission, 5,400 Peloton Tread models have been sold in Canada. Peleton has previously said that the Tread+ model is not sold in Canada.
If you own one of these products, you are being asked to immediately stop using it and contact Peloton for a refund. Those who own the Tread model and do not want a refund have the option to get a free inspection and repair that will secure the touchscreen to the treadmill.
You can learn more about this recall from the Peloton site.