US authorities warn consumers of the danger of Peloton exercise machine

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

Peloton is one of the new darlings of the stock market, its exercise bike caught on big time and it has since expanded into other machines.

The notice from the US Consumer Product Safety folks on the treadmill, the Tread+, might send a shudder through super-heated US stock markets:
  • CPSC is warning consumers about the danger of popular Peloton Tread+ exercise machine after multiple incidents of small children and a pet being injured beneath the machines.
  • To date, CPSC is aware of 39 incidents including one death. CPSC staff believes the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death.
  •  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. 
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