Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if I was injured by a Peloton?
Peloton exercise bikes have gained immense popularity as a home fitness solution, offering interactive and engaging workouts. However, as with any exercise equipment, accidents can happen. If you have been injured while using a Peloton, it’s essential to prioritize your health and take appropriate actions to ensure a smooth recovery and protect your legal rights.
In this article, we’ll discuss what steps to take if you find yourself injured by a Peloton.
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When was the Peleton recall?
This recall made headlines across the world as the Peleton brand saw rapid amounts of growth through 2020 due in large to the COVID-19 pandemic when people were forced to workout at home while gyms everywhere closed.
Why were Peletons recalled?
Peletons were recalled because of over 35 reports of the seat post breaking and detaching from the bike during use.
In these reports, there were 13 documented accounts of personal injuries including a fractured wrist, lacerations, and bruises due to falling from the bike.
What should I do if I was injured by a Peloton?
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Your health and well-being are of utmost importance. If you sustain an injury while using a Peloton, stop exercising immediately and seek medical attention.
Some injuries may seem minor at first but could develop into more severe issues later on. Get a thorough evaluation from a medical professional to identify the extent of your injuries and receive the appropriate treatment.
Document the Incident and Preserve the Evidence
As soon as possible after the incident, take time to document the details surrounding the accident. Write down what happened, the time and date, the location, and any factors that may have contributed to the injury.
Preserve any evidence related to the incident, such as photographs of the treadmill, your injuries, and any other relevant objects or conditions.
Preserve the Peleton
Do not dispose of or repair the Peloton that caused the injury. Preserving the equipment is crucial for any potential investigations or legal claims. If the treadmill was indeed defective, it could be an essential piece of evidence in your case.
Notify Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
If you suspect that the Peloton treadmill is unsafe and may pose a risk to others, you can file a report with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The CPSC is responsible for overseeing product recalls and ensuring consumer safety. By reporting the incident, you can contribute to identifying potential hazards and prevent similar injuries in the future.
Consult with an Attorney that Focuses on Product Liability
If your injuries are severe or if you believe the treadmill was defective or had safety issues that led to your injury, consider consulting with a personal injury attorney experienced in product liability cases. An attorney can help you understand your rights, assess the validity of your claim, and guide you through the legal process if necessary.
Not sure where to start?
Focus on Your Recovery
While pursuing any potential legal actions, your health should remain the top priority. Follow your doctor’s recommendations for recovery, attend all follow-up appointments, and adhere to prescribed treatments and physical therapy. Your well-being should be at the forefront as you navigate the process.
Suffering an injury while using a Peloton can be a distressing experience. However, by taking the appropriate steps, you can protect your health and safeguard your legal rights. Seek immediate medical attention, document the incident, and consider consulting with an attorney if necessary.
Throughout the process, remember to prioritize your recovery, and if you believe the equipment is defective, consider notifying the CPSC to help prevent similar incidents in the future.
Answered By:Attorney Jason Schiffman
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Jason M. Schiffman, Esq. is an experienced litigator practicing primarily in the fields of personal injury, products liability, estate litigation, and corporate litigation. Attorney Jason Schiffman has personally served as lead counsel in the litigation of over four hundred cases or claims.
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