On May 5, 2021, Peloton and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of both the Peloton Tread+ and the Peloton Tread. The Consumer Product Safety Commission warned about the Tread+ back in April after 70 incidents were brought to their attention. Peloton’s CEO, John Foley, released the following statement after the voluntary recall was announced. ” The decision to recall both products was the right thing to do for Peloton’s Members and their families. 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+. We should have engaged more productively with them from the outset. For that, I apologize. Today’s announcement reflects our recognition that, by working closely with the CPSC, we can increase safety awareness for our Members. We believe strongly in the future of at-home connected fitness and are committed to work with the CPSC to set new industry safety standards for treadmills. We have a desire and a responsibility to be an industry leader in product safety.” Peloton has since stopped the sale and distribution of the Tread and Tread+. On the same day Peloton released a set of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the voluntary recall.
The attorneys at the Potts Law Firm are actively investigating incidents leading to serious injuries. If you or a loved one was injured by the Peloton Tread+, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our attorneys are standing by to speak to you.