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Peloton recalls £ 3,000 treadmills after child dies
Peloton will recall 125,000 treadmills in the United States following reports linking the machines to the death of a child and at least 70 other incidents. Customers who purchased the $ 4,300 (£ 3,090) Tread or Tread + will receive a full refund after an agreement reached between the company and federal safety regulators on Wednesday, despite weeks of refusals from Peloton over safety concerns. A three-year-old boy was killed in March, while another was trapped head-first under a moving treadmill, a video released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) showed. The CPSC alerted the public to the product’s safety concerns in April, but Peloton did not respond. CEO John Foley, who said last month he had “no intention” of recalling the treadmills, apologized for the company’s initial reluctance to address safety concerns. “Peloton erred in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request to recall Tread +,” he said in a statement. “We should have engaged more productively with them from the start.” Reports from a public database reveal that another child was found trapped under a pulseless machine by his father in February. The child survived with significant brain damage, but Peloton said he is expected to make a full recovery, according to the report. The CPSC investigation uncovered dozens of other incidents, often resulting in serious injuries. The deal required “weeks of negotiations and intense effort” with Peloton, said Robert S. Adler, interim president of the CPSC. “The deal, which the Commission voted this morning to accept, requires Peloton to immediately cease selling and distributing Tread + and Tread products in the United States and to refund the full purchase price to consumers who wish return their treadmills, “a statement read. “The agreement between CPSC and Peloton is the result of weeks of negotiations and intense effort, resulting in a cooperative agreement that, in my opinion, serves the best interests of Peloton and consumers. Peloton also recalled pedals on approximately 27,000 bikes in the United States last year, following reports that the clip-on pedals unexpectedly broke during use. Shares fell 15% in New York after the recall was announced.