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CPSC's Peloton Treadmill Recall Protects Families


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced a recall of the Peloton Tread+ treadmills. The CPSC issued a safety warning on April 17, urging consumers to stop using the treadmill after receiving complaints of multiple injuries - including injuries to small children and pets - and one death. Peloton was initially defiant. Nearly a month later, Peloton is reversing course. Remington A. Gregg, counsel for civil justice and consumer rights for Public Citizen, released the following statement:

"Announcement of Peloton's Tread+ recall is huge. It shows what the CPSC can do as a regulatory agency when it flexes its muscle on behalf of consumer safety. We urge the CPSC to continue taking bold enforcement actions when necessary to protect our families. That said, a recall is only a first, though important, step. The CPSC must monitor the Tread+ recall to ensure that individuals are removing them from their homes and that they aren't being sold on the secondary market. In many ways, the CPSC's work to protect families from unsafe treadmills is just beginning."

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