Peloton lawsuits state the company’s treadmills have caused owners or their loved ones serious injuries and even death. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, among other losses. There is no cost or fee unless you obtain a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll-free number at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form.
Have You Or A Loved One Sustained Injuries Due To A Peloton Tread Or Peloton Tread+?
You May Have a Claim.
What is Peloton?
Peloton Interactive, Inc. is a fitness company that is best known for its indoor cycling bike, the Peloton. In 2018, the company introduced their treadmill called the Peloton Tread, with a Peloton Tread+ being introduced in late 2020. The difference between the two treadmills is size. The Peloton+ is a few inches longer and wider, as well as 6 feet higher. The exercise machines come with optional monthly subscription programs for fitness regimens. After the introduction of the Peloton+ in September of 2020, complaints began to come in, stating that family pets and small children were being injured by the device.
What Unexpected Dangers Come From Peloton Treads?
As of May 2021, over 70 reported cases stated that children, family pets and bystanders were injured by the Peloton Tread+. The design of Peloton’s treadmill allows those close to the back roller to be forcefully pulled under the machine. Broken bones, lacerations and 2nd or 3rd degree abrasions were among the reported injuries. Additionally, the death of a child’s was confirmed in March of 2021. No details were given as to how this specifically occurred.
Did Peloton Take Action After Receiving the Injury Reports?
By April of 2021, about 30 injuries were reported due to the dangerous design of the Peloton Tread and Peloton Tread+. This prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to issue a rare independent warning about Peloton treadmills. Despite pressure from the CPSC and Peloton Interactive’s knowledge of the injuries and death, the company maintained that their product was safe and that the report by the CPSC was misleading.
A mere two (2) weeks later, officials at Peloton retracted this defense and issued a full recall on their Peloton Tread and Peloton Tread+. The CEO at Peloton Interactive said they made a mistake in their initial reaction to the CPSC warning and apologized. With about 150,000 units on the recall list, consumers can get a full refund (up until November of 2022) or can have the device moved to an area of the house that children or pets would not have access to, free of charge. Peloton Interactive will also introduce software changes and a PIN number to input, so as to not activate the device prematurely.
Despite this issued recall and changes being implemented, families and loved ones have been adversely affected by the dangerous design of Peloton’s treadmills. Injured families now begin to file lawsuits against Peloton to be compensated for their injuries.
What Will a Peloton Lawyer Ask Me When I Call?
- Did you purchase a Peloton Tread or Peloton Tread+ (if you have a model number, have that ready)
- When did you purchase your Peloton or Peloton+
- What injuries did you or a loved one sustain as a result
- How have you treated for your Peloton-related injuries and what future treatment will you or your loved one have to undergo
How do I know if I have a Peloton Lawsuit?
As with any personal injury claim, the facts of your case will determine if an attorney can assist you. Each case is unique and each attorney looks for different criteria. You might have a Peloton lawsuit if:
- You purchased a Peloton Tread or Peloton Tread+ AND
- You or a loved one were seriously injured due to the back rollers pulling the individual under the machine If you answered yes to these questions, you may have a Peloton lawsuit and should contact our office to discuss your case.
Contact an Experienced Peloton Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries as a result of a Peloton Tread or Peloton Tread+, you may be able to receive compensation for your lost earnings, medical bills and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm works with experienced Peloton Lawyers across the nation, who are ready to talk to you about the details of your case. Call us toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.