Child dies in Peloton Tread Plus accident

CEO John Foley sent a note about the tragic incident.

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A child died in an accident involving a Peloton Tread Plus.


Editor's note, May 5, 2021: Peloton has issued a voluntary recall of its newer Tread and original Tread Plus treadmills because of reports of injuries and a potentially fatal risk to children and pets. At this time, you cannot purchase the new Tread or older Tread Plus from Peloton. See the full details of the recall.

Peloton on Thursday said that a child had died in an accident involving the company's Tread Plus treadmill. A note from CEO John Foley was sent to customers, urging them to review and follow safety warnings for the company's exercise equipment. 

"We are always looking for new ways to ensure that you have the best experience with our products, and we are currently assessing ways to reinforce our warnings about these critical safety precautions to hopefully prevent future accidents," said Foley in the note, which was earlier reported by CBS News correspondent Diane King Hall.

The company didn't share any further details about the fatal incident but expressed condolences for the family involved.

"There are no words to express the shock and sadness everyone at Peloton feels as a result of this terrible tragedy," a company spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

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