Peloton to pay $19M fine for failing to report treadmill hazards and selling recalled equipment


Peloton agreed to pay more than $19 million in fines after. The Consumer Product Safety Commission. Said the exercise company failed to report potential. Dangers in using its treadmills and sold before recalled products.

According to the commission, beginning in December 2018 and continuing into 2019. Peloton received reports of injuries involving. People being dragged and trapped behind its treadmills.

Besides, the safety commission said, Peloton did not immediately report. The injury to the commission. , 150 people. Pets and/or objects were dragged . Behind Peloton’s Tread+ treadmill, resulting in 13 injuries. A 6-year-old child died in one incident.

In May 2021, Peloton and the commission announced a Peloton recall of the Trade+ treadmill. But Peloton sold 38 more recalled treadmills through . Peloton employees and through third-party delivery firms, the CPSC said.Peloton

The commission approved the multimillion-dollar fine, which Thursday.  strict. Compliance program as part of the settlement with the commission.

“By acting with one voice. The CPSC sends a loud and clear warning. That companies continue to sell dangerous products.

That they know can cause serious injury or death,” Safety Commission. Chairman Alexander Hohen-Sarik said in a statement. . “By failing to report these incidents to the Commission. Peloton not only violated the Consumer Product Safety Act. But also violated consumer trust.”

Peloton said in a statement that. It to reach a Peloton settlement and “continues to pursue CPSC approval of a Trade+ rear guard.  The company added it is “committed to the safety and well-being of our members and. The continuous improvement of our products.”

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