Many Texas residents love the physical and mental benefits of exercising. With that in mind, certain companies have been manufacturing exercise equipment to capitalize on health-conscious consumers. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably seen at least one advertisement from Peloton. Here’s more information about why one of Peloton’s latest products is causing a concerning amount of injuries.
What’s causing injuries to Peloton’s consumers?
Recently, Peloton released its Tread+ treadmill. At first, no one paid much attention to this treadmill’s raised belt. However, because this belt rests a few inches from the floor, it began causing injuries and even the death of a young child.
Over the past year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission found out about 35 separate accidents involving the Peloton Tread+. Many of these accident reports involved children getting pulled under the Tread+ and temporarily trapped. This commission recently made a statement urging anyone with children or pets to stop using the Peloton Tread+ right away.
The creation of a class action lawsuit
In response to growing safety concerns, Peloton’s CEO made a statement that his company would not voluntarily recall the Tread+. However, this statement led some owners of the Tread+ to form a class-action lawsuit against Peloton.
This product liability lawsuit notes that the Tread+ contains serious design flaws and is unreasonably dangerous. Shannon Albright, a resident of California, will serve as the lead plaintiff in this class-action lawsuit.
In closing, one of Peloton’s latest treadmills includes a potential design flaw that’s injuring children and small pets. If you or someone you know got injured by the Tread+ treadmill, consider speaking with a product liability attorney right away.