The CPSC has warned against using the Platoon tape after killing the Baby
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Users with young children and pets should stop using Peloton Tread + exercise machines immediately, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The warning comes after a child was killed and dozens of others were sucked under the sucked tape of the house. A family pet was also injured, the CPSC said.
Less than a month ago a Peloton Tread + reported the child’s death to Peloton, prompting an ongoing CPSC probe.
To date, the CPSC is aware of 39 incidents, including one death, and considers the Peloton Tread + to be a serious risk to children due to abrasions. fractures and death, he reported to a committee.
To highlight the risk, the committee released a video that a child was briefly trapped under a Tread + machine.
Last month, Peloton CEO John Foley asked people to remove children and pets from their exercise equipment, according to CBS News.
CBS reported that it also recommended that security not be held in the key.
On Sunday, Foley said in an online blog that the company is partnering with CPSC. Peloton has no plans to stop selling or recall Tread +, according to CBS.
Reports that have been inserted, squeezed and pulled under the children’s rear roller exercise asked the CPSC to ask users with children to stop using the tape immediately.
An accident occurred while a parent was using the tape, so the risk cannot be avoided when the device is not locked, the CPSC said. The reports also conclude that users may be harmed if they lose their balance as a result.
The CPSC said if people continue to use the $ 4,295 tape, it should only be used in a locked room to keep children and pets away.
When the tape is not in use, it should be plugged in and stored unless it is available to children, the CPSC said.
You can report Peloton Tread + events online or by calling CPSC Line at 800-638-2772.
You can watch a video on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Platoon Tread + risks here.
SOURCES: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, news, April 17, 2021; CBS News