A child was fatally injured in an accident involving a Peloton Tread+ treadmill, according to an email from Peloton’s CEO.

By Gabby Landsverk

File image of a Peloton Tread+ Peloton

A child has been killed in an accident involving Peloton’s Tread+ treadmill, according to a letter that was sent by the company’s CEO to its customers. 

‘I’m reaching out to you today because I recently learned about a tragic accident involving a child and the Tread+, resulting in, unthinkably, a death,’ wrote Peloton CEO John Foley.

Foley speaks on stage during ‘Peloton Gears Up’ at Vanity Fair’s 6th Annual New Establishment Summit in Beverly Hills in October 2019

The letter was addressed to owners of Tread+ and was shared on Thursday on Pelo Buddy, which bills itself as a site dedicated to ‘unofficial tips, tricks & guide to your new Peloton!’

While we are aware of only a small handful of incidents involving the Tread+ where children have been hurt, each one is devastating to all of us at Peloton, and our hearts go out to the families involved,’ Foley wrote.

Peloton co-founded and CEO John Foley shared news of the fatality in a letter addressed to owners of Tread+

Peloton, whose stationary exercise bike has gained a cult following over the past years, launched the Peloton Tread in 2018, and then introduced the updated model Tread+ last fall. 

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