Peleton shouts foul on government treadmill warning
Peleton is screaming scandal after a government safety warning issued on one of his treadmill models. Dozens of expensive Peleton treadmills are in use around Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. Peleton is publishing its own opinion on the surrounding issues following the publication of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission warning. So far, the CPSC is holding on.
NBC reported on the matter last month, when Peleton released a news outlet about the surrounding circumstances. According to the text of this report: A child was killed by a Peloton Tread + fitness machine in what the company described Thursday as a “tragic accident”. In an email to Peloton customers, Peloton CEO John Foley admitted the death and urged consumers to secure their machines. “While we are only aware of a small handful of incidents involving the Tread + where children have been injured, each is devastating to all of us at Peloton, and our hearts are with the families involved,” Foley wrote.
Now, after its review of the case and additional reports creating security concerns, the government is issuing this warning: “To date, the CPSC is aware of 39 incidents, including one death. CPSC staff believe Platoon Tread + poses serious risks to children from abrasions, fractures and death. In light of numerous reports of children being trapped, pinned and pulled under the rear roller of the product, the CPSC is urging consumers with children in the home to immediately stop using the product.
Peleton’s scathing response barely stops before calling the CPSC warning an outright lie. “Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON) cares deeply about the safety of its members and one of its core values is putting members first. The company is troubled by the one-sided Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) press release regarding Peloton Tread + as it is inaccurate and misleading. There is no reason to stop using the Tread +, as long as all warnings and safety instructions are followed. “