People and pets are being pulled under the machines.
On Wednesday, May 5, a voluntary Peloton recall was announced for the Peloton Tread+ and Peloton Tread treadmills. This follows the death of a child and over 70 incident reports.
This article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers.
"Consumers who have purchased either treadmill should immediately stop using it and contact Peloton for a full refund or other qualified remedy as described in the press releases below," said the recall notice by the company.
According to the government recall notice, a 6-year-old child died after being pulled under one of the recalled treadmills and Peloton has received a total of 72 reports of adults, kids and pets being pulled under the machines, as well.
These reports include incidents of "second- and third-degree abrasions, broken bones, and lacerations."
"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," said Peloton's CEO John Foley in the statement.