Peloton’s home fitness equipment has grown dramatically in popularity during the pandemic, particularly as gyms across the country closed and people did their fitness routines indoors.
However, this also means home gym equipment – parents need to share their gym and office space with their families – including young children.
The popular indoor cycling manufacturer seriously warned users after a tragic accident on one of the company’s treadmills.
Peloton shared the warning with users after learning that a child was killed in an accident involving the equipment.
In a message sent to a number of customers and posted online, CEO John Foley said he recently learned of an accident “which was unthinkably fatal”.
Foley went on to say that he was also aware of a “handful” of other incidents “involving the Tread + injuring children”.
“Everyone [accident] is devastating to all of us in Peloton, and our hearts go out to the families involved, “Foley wrote.
“We design and build all of our products with safety in mind, but to ensure that you and your family members are safe in your home with Peloton products, we need your help,” added Foley.
The notice to owners repeated the safety protocols for the treadmills, including warnings to keep children and pets away, and to secure the treadmill with the security key.