In recent years, Peloton treadmills have become very popular in Ohio and across the country. However, a recent recall of certain of its treadmill models has brought some serious safety issues to light. A child was killed in a Peloton accident, and many other people have sustained severe injuries.
Treadmill models under recall
The two treadmills that are being recalled are the Peloton Tread and Peloton Tread+. Both of these models were sold mainly in the U.S., with some treadmills being sold in the U.K. and Canada. While Peloton initially rejected calls for a recall, the company is now working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Peloton Tread+ is the more dangerous of the two models, and the CPSC has ordered a full mandatory recall on this model. If you own a Tread+, the CPSC advises that you stop using it immediately. Until Nov. 6, 2022, Peloton will be offering a full refund for the Tread+.
The main issue with the Tread+ is the large amount of space between the moving treads and the floor. Since 2018, there have been dozens of severe injury reports after children, adults and pets were pulled underneath the Tread+. One child was killed, and there have also been third-degree abrasions, lacerations and broken bones.
Injuries linked to the Tread model are much less severe, and the CPSC has only recommended a voluntary recall. Since this model is smaller than the Tread+, it does not have the same issues that can be caused by too much space underneath the treads. Instead, the Tread model has an issue with a defective touchscreen that comes loose and falls. There have been some personal injury claims in Canada and the U.K. but none in the U.S. so far.
Defective treadmill claims
If you were injured while using a treadmill, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the treadmill manufacturer. Even if the treadmill you used was at the gym, you may still be able to pursue compensation.