The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Saturday issued a warning about Peloton Tread Plus treadmills, saying the machines pose "serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death." In a March blog post by CEO John Foley, the company said it was aware that a child had died in an accident on the treadmill. The agency says it is aware of 39 incidents with the Tread Plus, including one death. "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 bulletin states. The CPSC posted a video showing what could happen in a Tread Plus accident involving a child. It shows an unattended child being pulled under the treadmill and nearly crushed before he is able to escape (we're linking to but not embedding the video because it's disturbing to watch). The agency issued a list of recommendations for users of the Tread Plus: Stop using the Peloton Tread Plus if there are small children or pets at home. Incidents suggest that children may be seriously injured while the Tread Plus is being used by an… Read full this story
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