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Peloton Treadmill Deemed Dangerous to Kids & Pets by U.S. Regulator

Added 04-17-21 03:17:02pm EST - “A U.S. regulating agency warns parents to pull the plug on Peloton's treadmill.” - Tmz.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Tmz.com: “Peloton Treadmill Deemed Dangerous to Kids & Pets by U.S. Regulator”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Peloton's state-of-the-art treadmill is dangerous for kids and pets, and folks should refrain from using it immediately -- so says a U.S. regulator, who's got video evidence of the perils.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission -- formed in the '70s to help American consumers know which products can cause harm -- has come out strongly against Peloton and its Tread+ machine ... telling people with vulnerable loved ones to stop using it.

The regulatory agency says that in light of one recent child death and "dozens" of reported instances of small children and pets getting sucked under the back roller of the conveyer belt ... and getting seriously injured in the process.

The CPSC says it's aware of at least 39 injuries and one death related to the Tread+, and even says leaving the machine turned off can still pose a risk if the turn-on key is still accessible. They attached a graphic video that shows a toddler being pinned under the roller as it's in use by his older sister, who walks away ... with the kid left unattended.

We must warn you ... this is difficult to watch, but fortunately the child appears to get himself out of the Peloton's clutches and gets up afterward. CPSC this is just one example of danger.

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