Reports of objects and at least one pet being sucked under the machine while it’s activated have also surfaced.
“CPSC staff believes the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death,” the agency said.
“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 agency advised consumers with small children and pets to stop using the Tread+ immediately.
“There is no reason to stop using the Tread+, as long as all warnings and safety instructions are followed,” Peloton said in a press release.
Peloton also disputed recent claims that it has stalled efforts by regulators to alert consumers about potential safety issues with its treadmill.
Still, Peloton said it remains open to working with the CPSC in the future to keep consumers safe while using its products. »