CPSC issues warning about Peloton treadmills

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement the treadmill “…poses serious risks to children,” after more than 20 children were injured.
2:51 | 04/18/21

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with the warning by safety regulators about a popular treadmill made by peloton. The consumer product safety commission posting a disturbing video, you see it here, and telling anyone who has small children or pets to stop using it, but the company is pushing back. ABC's Andrew dymburt joins us with more. Stay with me, peloton. You got it. Reporter: It is one of the most popular pieces of exercise equipment out there. Let's go. Reporter: This morning the makers of one of the best-selling treadmills from peloton are under fire urging Americans with children to stop using the product immediately. The U.S. Consumer product safety commission alerting the public that peloton's tread plus poses serious risks to children who could be entrapped, pinned and pulled under the rear roller. It comes as 39 incidents, some involving small children, being injured by the machine and a terrifying accident in February where a 3-year-old boy got trapped under a tread plus and decided from a significant brain injury. When the death took place, that is when we zeroed in on this, and that's when it also helped surface more people mentioning that they had incidents. Reporter: The commission sharing this disturbing video showing another little boy playing around a tread plus and getting pulled under. The child becoming stuck under the treadmill before breaking free. He survived, but the safety agency says instances like that and others like this one posted by a mom on tiktok highlight the dangers and differences between the peloton device and other garden variety treadmills. Thank god that nothing happened because there are so many other directions that this situation could have gone. A lot of injuries happen with treadmills but not like this being sucked underneath the treadmill. Reporter: Peloton pushing back against the warning saying the tread plus is safe when used properly releasing a statement in part, there is no reason to stop using the tread plus as long as all warnings and safety instructions are followed noting children under 16 should never use the tread plus and members should keep children, pets and objects away from the tread plus at all times. The cspc recommends parents use the tread plus in a locked room away from children and keep it unplugged and hide the key while not in use. And this high-end gear has been on the market since 2018 and became immensely popular during the pandemic and just the last year peloton's stock rising some 250%. Dan. Yeah, it's a real problem for a hot company. Andrew, thank you so much.

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