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Consumer reports that their 5 YOM got sucked under the treadmill while it was running. His pants came completely off as they were sucked up. They were able to lift the machine and pull him free but this could have been much worse than burns from the machine. Safety hazard.

Product Details
  • Product Description: Peleton Treadmill+
  • Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler Name: Peloton Interactive, Inc.
  • Brand Name: Peleton
  • Model Name or Number: Treadmill+
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  • Retailer: Peleton
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  • Product Category: Sports and Recreation
  • Product Type: Track, Field & Exercise
  • Product Code: Exercise Equipment (3277)
Associated Recall
Incident Details
  • Incident Description: Hello,  I am writing to inform you that this year my 5 year old child was also in a Peleton accident involving the Treadmilll+. I hadn't reached out before as this was not my equipment rather a friend's. I was not aware I'd safety features as it did not belong to us. I had posted about it on my social media in hopes to prevent this from happening to others.  It reads "We were at a friend's house last night and [REDACTED] was got sucked under their treadmill. We heard him screaming like I'd never heard him before. When we got to him he was under their treadmill while it was still running. Our friend lifted the treadmill off of him and we were able to pull him out. The belt had pulled his pants off of him and crated burns on him. His clothes bought him time from being so much worse. He told me didn't want to die, he was so scared. Kids have died and suffered severe burns to their body and hands. Please make sure you keep the safety mechanisms in place even if you only have children visiting your homes. It can happen. So quickly. I still can't even wrap my mind around what happened." There was the odd red ring around his neck which I later figured out was from his shirt bring pulled down. His head, neck, top of his shoulders were the only thing sticking out while the belt ran on him. It is clear he was sucked under. He still talks about this day, I have this odd fear when I run on a treadmill at the gym now. My friends kids point to that area and say that's where [REDACTED] almost died.
  • Incident Date: 2/19/2021
  • Incident Location: Home/Apartment/Condominium
Victims Involved
  • Injury Information: Injury - First Aid Received by Non-Medical Professional
  • My Relationship to the Victim: My Child
  • Gender: Male
  • Victim's Age When Incident Occurred: 5 years
Comments from the Manufacturer/Private Labeler
  • Peloton takes product safety issues very seriously. We investigate each CPSC database report and encourage Members to contact us about any issue or incident with our products by calling us at 1-844-410-0141. The Peloton Tread+ is designed for use by people over the age of 16, weighing over 105 lbs. We urge Members to always follow the Tread+ product warnings and safety instructions. Members should keep children and pets away from the Tread+ at all times, attach the safety key to their clothing when using the Tread+, and always remove the safety key and store it out of the reach of children when the Tread+ is not in use.
Additional Details
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  • Product was damaged before incident?:
  • Product was modified before incident?:
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  • Have you contacted the manufacturer?:
  • If Not, Do you plan to?:
  • Report Number: 20210418-5CD5B-2147364673
  • Report Date: 4/18/2021
  • Sent to Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler: 4/20/2021
  • Report First Publication Date: 5/4/2021
  • Category of Submitter: Consumer