Peloton CEO says accident involving treadmill resulted in child’s death

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A child was killed in an accident involving the Peloton’s Tread Plus treadmill, Peloton CEO John Foley said in a note posted to the company website Thursday.

“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,” Foley wrote. “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.”

Peloton declined to provide further details about the child, the incident, or the “handful of previous incidents” Foley referenced. The company said in a statement that everyone at the company was saddened by the…

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