Peloton gets regulatory approval for recalled Tread Plus repairs

Woman running on Peloton’s recalled Tread Plus
Tread Plus owners can register to get a free rear safety guard later this fall. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

After two years, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced its approval of a free repair for the Peloton Tread Plus. The fix is a rear safety guard that prevents people, pets, and objects from getting pulled under the machine. Peloton says it will provide the repair for free later this year, but users can sign up for repairs starting today.

The Tread Plus was initially recalled after several reports of injuries and, in one case, the death of a child. The machine featured a slatted belt, which was meant to increase traction and reduce impact as well as a raised deck. However, that combo resulted in a design flaw that made it easier to get pulled under the 455-pound machine. The Tread Plus was subsequently discontinued,…

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