Peloton is recalling around 125,000 treadmills after receiving 72 reports of "adult users, children, pets and/or objects being pulled under the rear of the treadmill, including 29 reports to children such as second- and third- degree abrasions, broken bones, and lacerations." This includes the death of a 6-year-old child after being pulled under the rear of the treadmill.


Name of product:
Tread+

Hazard:
Adult users, children, pets and objects can be pulled underneath the rear of the treadmill, posing a risk of injury or death.

Remedy:
Refund

Recall date:
May 5, 2021

Units:
About 125,000

Recall Details
Description:
This recall involves the Peloton Tread+ treadmill with model number TR01. It has a running deck space of 67 inches, a 32-inch high definition (HD) touchscreen and a slatted belt. The treadmill was launched as the Peloton Tread in 2018 but renamed Tread+ in September 2020. The Tread + model number TR01 is printed on a black sticker located on the end cap in the front of the treadmill deck. The treadmills have a touchscreen and are black with the Peloton logo on the monitor and the side rails.

PLEASE NOTE: This product is different than the Peloton Tread that is also subject to a voluntary recall in cooperation with the CPSC on May 5, 2021 because the console on the Tread can detach and fall, posing a risk of injury to consumers.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Tread+ and contact Peloton for a full refund until November 6, 2022. Consumers who return the Tread+ treadmill after that date will receive a partial refund. Peloton is offering consumers who do not want a refund the option of moving the Tread+ free of charge to a room where children or pets cannot access the treadmill, and is implementing software improvements to the product to automatically lock the Tread+ after each use and prevent unauthorized access by assigning a 4-digit passcode that will be required to unlock the Tread+.

Incidents/Injuries:
A 6-year-old child recently died after being pulled under the rear of the treadmill. In addition, Peloton has received 72 reports of adult users, children, pets and/or objects being pulled under the rear of the treadmill, including 29 reports of injuries to children such as second- and third-degree abrasions, broken bones, and lacerations.

Sold At:
Online at onepeloton.com and at Peloton showrooms from September 2018 through April 2021 for about $4,295.

Importer(s):
Peloton Interactive, Inc., of New York

Distributor(s):
Peloton Interactive, Inc., of New York

Manufactured In:
Taiwan

Recall number:
21-128