Platoon is fighting a federal security recall and has reportedly delayed an investigation into potential security concerns. It was revealed that last month a child died and others were injured in accidents on his treadmills, it has been reported.
Federal regulators told the Washington Post that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an administrative subpoena asking Peloton to name the child with the family’s contact information within 24 hours so the agency can continue the investigation.
Jessica Kleiman, a Peloton spokesperson, said the company has not provided any personal information about the child to the agency because it “ respects the privacy of its customers, ” the outlet reported.
The child’s family “asked us not to provide the information to the CPSC,” she said. However, officials claimed the company complied.
Platoon fights federal security recall, reportedly delaying investigation into potential security concerns, revealing child died
Federal regulators said the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued an administrative subpoena this week
The subpoena required Platoon to name the child with family contact information within 24 hours so that the agency could continue the investigation
Platoon, worth $ 34 billion, has negotiated with regulators the wording and timing of a warning to consumers regarding potential dangers from the $ 4,300 Platoon Tread +, officials told the Washington Post.
The agency’s safety alert regarding the expensive treadmill is expected to come as early as Saturday.
An official familiar with the case told the outlet, “This doesn’t happen with other treadmills.”
The official said regulators were concerned that the Peloton treadmill seemingly has a “ different hazard pattern than is normally seen. ”
Regulators were “alarmed” that people reportedly suffered injuries, including broken bones and head trauma, after being pulled under fitness equipment, the Washington Post reported.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Peloton for more information and additional comments.
Platoon “does not believe a recall is necessary,” Kleiman told the Washington Post.
The company said its treadmills’safe for use if the warnings and safety instructions we provide are followed. ‘
Kleiman also noted that the company has issued “ repeated safety warnings ” to its customers since reports of incidents involving the treadmills.
Peloton is still looking to push with CPSC [its customers] to follow all warnings and safety instructions, ‘Kleiman said in the statement.
Peloton, co-founder and CEO John Foley, shared the news of the fatal accident in a letter addressed to the owners of Tread +
Foley speaks onstage during ‘Peloton Gears Up’ at Vanity Fair’s 6th Annual New Establishment Summit in Beverly Hills in October 2019
Peloton CEO John Foley revealed that in an email to consumers last month, the company raised concerns about the safety of its treadmill.
“While we are only aware of a small handful of incidents involving the Tread + involving children injuring, each incident is devastating for all of us in Platoon, and our hearts go out to the families involved,” Foley wrote.
Foley, who is also a co-founder of Peloton, shared the company’s standard safety warnings including keeping children and pets away from exercise equipment at all times and removing the treadmill’s safety key at the end of a workout. .
“We design and build all of our products with safety in mind,” says Foley.
But to keep you and your family safe with Peloton products in your home, we need your help. This is especially true during, I hope, the last stretch of the pandemic is where everyone is still at home. ‘
Last October, Peloton issued a voluntary pedal recall for 27,000 of its bikes after consumers reported that pedals had broken off causing more than a dozen injuries, including some requiring stitches.
Peloton bikes range in price from $ 1,895 to $ 2,495, and the treadmills cost $ 2,495 for the base model to $ 4,295 for Tread +.