The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPCS) has deemed Peloton and its Tread+ machine unsafe, and they released a video showing a toddler getting stuck under the machine.
Warning: The video is a hard watch, but the child is able to get himself unstuck and walk away.
The CPSC says it is aware of 39 injuries and one death related to the Tread+, and they are advising people to refrain from using it immediately.
The CPSC said they have also received “dozens” of reported instances of small children and pets getting sucked under the back of the roller of the conveyer belt and getting seriously injured.
Peloton calls the CPSC’s report “inaccurate and misleading.”
The Tread+ is safe for Members to use in their homes and comes with safety instructions and warnings to ensure its safe use.
Like all motorized exercise equipment, the Tread+ can pose hazards if the warnings and safety instructions are not followed.
The Tread+ is not for children under 16. Peloton warns Members not to let children use the Tread+ and to keep children, pets, and objects away from the Tread+ at all times.