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Peloton Lawsuit

Peloton Lawsuit

The Peloton Tread+ (“Tread Plus”) treadmill and Peloton bike pedals were recalled after dozens of injuries, including the death of a child.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Peloton treadmill induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or your child were injured by a defective Peloton Tread+ treadmill or Peloton exercise bike, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Peloton Offers Fix for Treadmills Linked to 1 Death, 90 Injuries

In May 2023, Peloton and safety officials finally announced a rear guard repair for about 125,000 Tread+ Treadmills that were recalled in May 2021. To date, the treadmills have been linked to 90 injuries, including the death of a 6-year-old child, as a result of being pulled under the rear roller. The repair will consist of a free breakaway guard over the rear roller.

2.2 Million Peloton Bikes Recalled After 35 Seats Break Off

In May 2022, Peloton Interactive Inc. recalled nearly 2.2 million Peloton Bikes after 35 reports of the seat post breaking off. At least 13 people fell and suffered injuries, such as a broken wrist, lacerations, or bruising. The recalled bikes were sold in the U.S. between January 2018 and May 2023 and they are labeled with model number PL01.

Peloton Ordered to Pay $19 Million Settlement

In January 2023, safety officials announced a $19 million settlement with Peloton for failing to immediately report injuries with its Tread+ treadmills, although injuries and incidents of pull-under and entrapment in the rear of the treadmill were reported as early as December 2018. According to the report:

“By the time Peloton filed a report with the Commission there were more than 150 reports of people, pets, and/or objects being pulled under the rear of the Tread+ treadmill, including the death of a child and 13 injuries, including broken bones, lacerations, abrasions and friction burns.”

Peloton Issues Software Fix to Improve Safety

Peloton has issued a software fix for Tread and Tread+ Treadmills that includes a “Tread Lock” feature that will require a 4-digit code before using the treadmill, and also locks the treadmill after 45 seconds of inactivity outside of a class. Users will be required to set up “Tread Lock” after a software upgrade.

Peloton Recalls All Tread+ Treadmills; CEO Apologizes

On May 5, Peloton recalled all Tread+ and Tread Treadmills after more than 70 incidents were reported, including the death of a 6-year-old child in March. CEO John Foley also apologized for delaying the recall and said “Peloton made a mistake in our initial response.”

Tread+ Treadmill Recall

In May 2021, Peloton recalled about 125,000 Tread+ Treadmills due to a risk of severe injuries or death. In March 2021, a 6-year-old child died when they were sucked under the back roller of the treadmill.

As of May 2023, there have been 351 reports of people, pets, or objects being pulled under the rear roller. At least 90 people were were injured, including dozens of children. The reported injuries include:

  • Cuts, scrapes and bruises
  • 2nd- and 3rd-degree abrasions
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Brain injuries
  • Death

Peloton Tread Treadmill Recall

Peloton also recalled about 1,050 Tread Treadmills due to an injury hazard after 18 reports of the touchscreen loosening, and 6 reports of the touchscreen detaching and falling off. Tread Treadmills were sold in the U.S. as part of a limited invitation-only release from November 2020 to March 2021. No one in the U.S. was injured, but several people in Canada and the U.K. reported minor scrapes, abrasions, cuts, and bruises.

1st Peloton Class Action Lawsuit Filed in California

On April 20, 2021, the first class action lawsuit was filed against Peloton by Shannon A., a woman from California who claims the “Tread+ contains significant design flaws that makes it defective, unfit for use in a home with children, and unreasonably dangerous.”

The Peloton Class Action Lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California – Case Number 3:21-cv-02858.

URGENT WARNING: Stop Using Peloton Treadmill (Tread+)

On April 17, U.S. government safety officials issued an urgent warning to STOP using Peloton treadmills due to a risk of severe injury or death.

“To date, CPSC is aware of 39 incidents including one death. CPSC staff believes the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death.”

The danger is not limited to kids and pets, according to the CPSC. There have been incidents where objects were sucked under the treadmill, which could cause an adult user to lose balance, fall, and suffer injuries.

Peloton issued its own warning in March 2021 after a child died, but initially fought with the government, refused to recall the treadmills, and called the CPSC warning “inaccurate and misleading.”

Child Dies in Tragic Accident on Tread+ Treadmill

In March 2021, Peloton CEO John Foley wrote a warning to parents after a child died in a “tragic accident” involving a Peloton Tread+ (“Tread Plus”) treadmill.

He said the company of aware of a “handful of incidents involving the Tread+ where children have been hurt,” but this was the first death.

Foley did not provide details about how the child died, but he urged parents to follow all of the safety warnings and instructions, keep kids and pets away from the Peloton Tread+ at all times, remove the safety key, and store it out of reach of children.

3-Year-Old Boy Suffer Brain Injury on Peloton Tread+

The Peloton Tread+ was linked to another report of a serious injury involving a child. In February 2021, a 3-year-old boy suffered a “significant brain injury” when he became trapped under a Tread+ fitness machine, according to a report on the government website The boy’s father found him pulseless and not breathing, with injuries to his face, neck, and back. The family said he is expected to fully recover.

Mom Says Son Was Sucked Under Peloton Treadmill

Peloton Recalls 27,000 Pedals for Injury Risk

In October 2020, Peloton recalled around 27,000 clip-in pedals for exercise bikes after 120 reports of the pedals breaking off the bike.

There were 16 reports of people who suffered leg injuries, such as lacerations, including 5 people who needed medical care like stitches to their legs. Peloton recalled PR70P clip-in bike pedals, which were fitted on Peloton bikes that were sold between July 2013 and May 2016.

Peloton Injuries & Safety Risks

  • Joint injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations (may need stitches)
  • Bleeding
  • Permanent scarring
  • Internal organ damage
  • Death

Do I have a Peloton Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Peloton treadmill induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or your child were injured by a defective Peloton Tread+ treadmill or Peloton exercise bike, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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