Peloton Lawsuit Lawyer

With health consciousness on the rise, people nationwide are adopting healthier lifestyles. To save on membership costs and avoid lines at the gym, many people have turned to home fitness setups. In recent years, home fitness has steadily increased in popularity, and companies have released new technology to accommodate the trend. The American exercise equipment company Peloton offers a variety of indoor exercise equipment. However, Peloton’s Tread and Tread+ model treadmills may present serious risks to consumers. Peloton lawsuits allege that the Tread and Tread+ exercise machines have caused serious injuries to small children and pets who became trapped underneath while the equipment was in use. Don’t hesitate to reach out today to learn more about how a Peloton lawsuit can help you.

Our law firm is currently representing individuals who have been injured or experienced the death of a loved one as a result of the Peloton Tread+.

What Are Peloton Tread and Tread+ Treadmills?

Peloton is a popular home fitness company that manufactures stationary bikes and treadmills. These devices can be connected to the internet, so users can participate in virtual classes remotely. In 2018, Peloton introduced the Peloton Tread, the company’s luxurious take on a treadmill. Then in 2020, Peloton updated its Tread and released the Tread+, a sleeker and enhanced version of the original model. Both treadmills offer an immersive and high-quality running experience with touchscreen HD monitors. These devices are advertised as highly sophisticated, one-of-a-kind treadmills due to their design and unique user experience.

Peloton Tread+ Recalls

In April 2021, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned consumers about the hazards and injuries associated with the Peloton Tread+. The agency made this announcement weeks after Peloton revealed that a child died after being pulled beneath the treadmill. A CPSC investigation discovered 39 other incidents related to the Peloton+. Furthermore, the CPSC stated that its staff believed that children could suffer abrasions, fractures, and even death if trapped by the treadmill. Peloton told consumers that they could continue to safely use its Tread+ treadmill despite pressure from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a voluntary recall of the product.

One month later, on May 5, 2021, Peloton acknowledged the commission’s concerns and recalled the Tread and Tread+. Also, Peloton issued an additional recall of Peloton Tread treadmills due to the risk of the touchscreen detaching and falling. By this point, Peloton had received 72 reports of adult users, children, and pets being pulled under the rear of the treadmills. The recall applied to more than 125,000 Tread+ machines.

In October 2022, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Peloton had extended its refund period until November 6, 2023. The company decided to lengthen the time in which consumers can request a refund because it has still not designed a feature to fix the gap issue. In a joint release, the CPSC and Peloton stated the company has considered a rear guard to address the hazardous gap but has not approved any design so far.

Company Pays $19 Million to CPSC Following Tread+ Incident

In January 2023, Peloton agreed to a settlement of $19 million for knowingly failing to report the entrapment hazard associated with the Tread+ to the CPSC. The Peloton settlement also resolves charges from the CPSC that Peloton continued to distribute recalled treadmills, further putting the public in danger.

Peloton Tread+ Injuries

Peloton Tread+ has caused serious injuries when adults, kids, and pets have become pinned or jammed beneath the back of the machine. The machine’s belt design increases the likelihood of injuries because its rigid interlocking slats form a larger gap between the belt and floor than is typically found in other treadmills. This enlarged space increases the risk of a person, child, or pet becoming trapped by the machine. Peloton’s recall notice stated that 29 of the reported injuries involved children and included second and third-degree abrasions, lacerations, and broken bones. Additionally, the CPSC reported that a three-year-old suffered a significant brain injury after getting sucked underneath the Tread+.

What Do We Know About Peloton Lawsuits?

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission alerted consumers about the dangers of the Peloton Tread+ following the death of a six-year-old child in March 2021. Three months later, Peloton announced a voluntary recall of more than 125,000 Tread+ machines. Peloton’s recall noted 72 reports of injuries to adults, children, and pets. Some of these injuries were serious and permanent.

Consumers have filed two class action lawsuits for injuries related to the Peloton Tread+ machines. The lawsuits claim that a design flaw in the Peloton Tread+ renders it unsafe for use, especially for children. Also, the lawsuits allege that Peloton failed to adequately warn about the potential risks of injury associated with its treadmill.

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a Peloton Tread+ Lawsuit?

If  a Peloton+ injured you or a loved one, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury.

Despite the incident reports and the death of a six-year-old child, Peloton initially called the CPSC warning “misleading” and “inaccurate.” Plaintiffs argue that Peloton recklessly waited to recall its treadmills and downplayed the risks associated with the products. Although the company eventually issued a recall, lawsuits accuse it of failing to adequately inform consumers about the dangers of the Tread+. While Peloton is offering a full refund for customers with the Tread+, this does not reverse the damage inflicted by the Peloton treadmills. Don’t wait to speak with one of our trusted lawyers about your potential Peloton lawsuit.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 525-3529 or submit an inquiry on this page.