If the only thing you know about Peloton is that they have over-the-top commercials (could anyone be that excited about getting a $4,300 treadmill or exercise bike as a gift?), you’re missing out on an important piece of information. Peloton Tread and Tread+ treadmills have been responsible for at least one death and over 70 people and pets injured. In May 2021, these treadmills were recalled.
These ultra-hip exercise machines have been touted as the second coming of exercise machines—and over 4.4 million users are excited about the robust features they provide. However, it’s important that your exercise machines are safe to use in a reasonable manner. Any treadmill that involves this much risk usually includes some kind of manufacturing, failure to warn, or design defect.
If you’ve been injured thanks to a Peloton treadmill, read on. You may be eligible for compensation.
Peloton’s Recall and Products Liability
Peloton recalled their Tread and Tread+ treadmills in May 2021 after dozens of injuries and one death was reported. A six-year-old child was pulled under the rear end of the treadmill and died; 72 other people and pets have suffered broken bones, bruises and lacerations from similar occurrences. 125,000 total machines have been recalled. According to the BBC, “Peloton boss John Foley said the firm had ‘made a mistake’ in not recalling the machines sooner.”
If you have a Peloton treadmill, you can return it and get a full refund. Until the design or other defect is cured, you are at risk of injury or death.
Products Liability Claims
When a product is so defective as to cause injury, illness or death, a plaintiff can sue under a theory of products liability. There are three broad types: a manufacturing defect, a design defect or a failure to adequately warn about the product’s dangers. In this case, it appears that the Peloton treadmills had a design defect—that is, they were designed in a way to be unreasonably dangerous for their intended use.
If you or a loved one have been injured on a Peloton treadmill, please contact a personal injury lawyer right away. Although the company has recalled the treadmills, it’s important to hold them accountable for their defective product—especially if you’ve suffered serious and significant losses. There are currently several Peloton lawsuits pending, and we can expect to see more in the future.
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