Exercise equipment company Peloton has gained a loyal following since it was founded in 2012 with a Kickstarter campaign. The company’s main products are stationary bicycles and treadmills which start at $2,500. Both Peloton products, however, have been involved in recent recalls and safety warnings after reports of injury and even a death.
If you or a loved one were injured by a defective Peloton product, contact our experienced California product liability lawyers at James McKiernan Lawyers today!
Peloton Issues Voluntary Pedal Recall for Cycling Bike and Safety Warning for Peloton Treadmill Following Injuries and Child Death
Peloton issued a safety warning for its Tread+ treadmill. Following a report of a child’s death, the company in March 2021 advised owners to remove the safety key from the treadmill and store it where it can’t be reached by children. In its statement, Peloton revealed they were aware of “a small number” of other injuries to children involving Tread+ products.
One such injury involved a three-year-old boy who was found trapped under a Tread+ in February 2021. The boy was found with no pulse and not breathing. Although he survived, he suffered a significant brain injury and injuries to the face and neck. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is currently investigating the fatal accident.
In October 2020, CPSC issued a recall of Peloton pedals on the company’s indoor cycling bikes after finding some of the pedals could break unexpectedly while in use. Following this recall, which affected 27,000 bike pedals, Peloton offered free pedal replacements to affected customers.
There were 120 reports of the PR70P clip-in pedals breaking during use. The defective Peloton pedals that were sold between July 2013 and May 2016, resulted in 16 reports of leg injuries. Five people required medical treatment for their injuries. According to the CPSC, there were 22,500 treadmill-related injuries in 2019 and 2,000 of these injuries involved children under 8. There were also 17 deaths linked to treadmills reported between 2018 and 2020.
While no lawsuits have been filed against Peloton for the recalled pedals or injuries related to its treadmills, Peloton may be susceptible to product liability claims. Peloton may be found liable for injuries related to its recalled pedals if it can be shown they had manufacturing or design defects.
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What to Do if You Suffer an Injury From or While On a Peloton Treadmill/Bicycle
If you or your child have been injured in a Peloton accident, it’s important to take several steps:
- Seek medical attention
- Take photographs of the equipment as it was when it was used.
- Secure the equipment that caused your injury in a safe space without altering or damaging it.
- Schedule a free consultation with an experienced California product liability attorney if you believe a manufacturing design or defect or insufficient warning led to your accident.
You may have a product liability claim against Peloton.
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