Peloton recalls popular treadmill after dozens of reported accidents, death

The workout company is recalling over 125,000 Tread and Tread+ machines after more than 72 incidents were reported involving adults, children, animals and objects being pulled under the devices.
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Transcript for Peloton recalls popular treadmill after dozens of reported accidents, death
Now we turn to that urgent warning for peloton owners. The company recalling its popular treadmills after dozens of reported accidents including the death of a child. The company's CEO apologizing after rejecting calls for a recall last month. Janai Norman has the very latest for us this morning. Good morning, janai. Reporter: Michael, good morning. One lawmaker is calling this dangerously delayed. Peloton skyrocketed in popularity during the pandemic now recalling tens of thousands of treadmills after multiple agencies urged the company to pull the products that they say post serious risk to children. This morning, fitness giant peloton making an about-face recalling over 126,000 tread and tread plus machines after injuries doubled in the last two weeks. More than 72 incidents reported. Adult, children, pets and objects pulled under the treadmill like this 2-year-old who in just seconds was sucked under the 455-pound machine struggling to get free. We have 29 reports of children injured with second degree or third degree abrasions, lacerations, broken bones. Reporter: The recall marking a change in tone from the company that just last month rejected calls for a recall. The CEO of the company saying that was a mistake. In a statement writing peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the consumer product safety commision's request that we recall the tread plus and added, for that I apologize. Okay, peloton, let's go. Reporter: The hugely popular wellness company surged in popularity during the pandemic as many turned to interactive fitness like the almost $2500 treadmill. Sales skyrocketing to more than 172%. Experts warn children should never be allowed to use or play on treadmills, a lesson Brandon learned when his 5-year-old daughter slipped while walking slowly on the treadmill. She hit the edge and was pulled under the machine. Her 8-year-old sister was able to stop the machine while he pulled her out. I would have never thought it could be anything that would cause damage to my child. Reporter: So if you have a tread or tread plus at home contact peloton for a full refund. If you don't want to return the product to the company they're working on software updates and offering to relocate the treadmill anywhere in your home for free. Guys. Important warning there. We turn to space tourism.

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