At least one child was killed and others injured by Peloton treadmills, prompting a federal agency to seek a recall and advise that people immediately stop using the popular exercise machines.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission took the action after reports that victims were being pulled under the heavy devices, suffering broken bones, head traumas and other injuries. The CPSC cited “dozens” of incidents involving Pelotons, many resulting in serious injuries.
If you, your child or someone you love suffered a severe injury caused by a Peloton treadmill, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Kline & Specter, with 50 lawyers, five of whom are also medical doctors – the most in America – has the experience and expertise to investigate and litigate Peloton lawsuits. Our lawyers have won billions in defective product cases. We offer free case evaluations.
The Peloton hazard came to light in a March 18 letter posted on the company’s website acknowledging the death of a child and other incidents where children were injured. That led the CPSC to recommend a recall and that Peloton treadmills be taken off the market. The agency can only recommend, not force, recalls, though it can file civil suits to seek to mandate recalls if companies refuse to comply.
The CPSC also issued a warning saying it believes the Peloton Tread+ “poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures and death.” It said, “… the public health and safety requires this notice to warn the public quickly of the hazard.” It advised that people stop using Peloton treadmills.
Most accidents involved young children being pulled under the machines. In one reported case, a child suffered broken bones while in another a three-year-old boy was found breathless and without a pulse trapped under a Peloton. That child survived with significant brain injuries but was expected to fully recover.
Peloton treadmills were introduced in 2018 and company sales soared with the pandemic and the closing of gymnasiums. The $4,300 machine has nearly 1.7 million subscribers who pay to take online classes using the treadmill
. Peloton is now reportedly a $34 billion company.
What Is the Peleton Lawsuit?
The Peleton lawsuit is a series of class-action lawsuits filed against Peleton. The allegations and claims include faulty equipment, patent infringement, music copyright infringement, and safety recall claims.
- In 2021, a warning was issued against Peleton by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. After multiple complaints about the Peleton Tread + treadmill, in addition to injuries and the unfortunate death of a child, lawsuits were filed against the company.
- Patent Infringement: Flywheel filed an infringement complaint against Peleton, claiming that they used Flywheel’s technology to create the Peleton bike.
- Music infringement: Multiple publishers and copywriters filed a lawsuit against Peleton, claiming the company used music without explicit consent.
Can I Join the Peleton Lawsuit?
If you have been injured on a Peleton bike or are someone whose music has been used without consent, it is important to seek legal counsel. An experienced attorney can advise you of your rights and legal steps that can be taken on your behalf. They will also review your claims and evidence to determine prior to filing a lawsuit on your behalf.
Is Peleton Still Selling Equipment?
Yes, Peloton is still permitted to sell its equipment, including their exercise bikes. It is important to note that not all makes and models of Peleton bikes are currently available, and the availability is subject to change if any additional safety complaints are filed.
Will the Peleton Lawsuit Affect My Warranty?
It depends on the type of Peleton equipment purchased and the terms of the warranty.
Where Can I Find More Information?
In addition to speaking with an experienced attorney, you can visit Peleton’s official website for updates, research legal websites, or look for trending news reports.