Peloton is launching a recall for all of its treadmills, more than two weeks after the Consumer Safety Protection Commission advised all users stop using the treadmill because of the risk of death and injuries to children.
Peloton CEO John Foley apologized for failing to work more quickly with the CSPC to recall both the Tread and Tread+ lines. "I want to be clear, Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's request that we recall the Tread+," he said in the statement.
At the time the CSPC advised consumers stop using the treadmill, the company told users there was no real safety risk. The CPSC issued its warning after finding that at least one child has died from being sucked under the treadmill and several others had been injured.
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