Kevin Bae

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Who’s at fault Peloton or parents?

A kid is almost eaten by a Peloton treadmill in the video above. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission put out a warning to consumers to stop using this treadmill. There have been 39 reported incidents of children and pets getting injured and one reported death of a child.

The CPSC said it was aware of 39 accidents, including one death. Peloton confirmed Saturday that there had been “39 incidents,” with 23 involving children, one involving a pet, and 15 with unspecified objects. In March, Peloton CEO John Foley sent a note to customers informing them that a child had died in an accident involving the Peloton Tread Plus and urging them to review and follow safety warnings for the company’s exercise equipment.

While all these incidents are tragic who’s really at fault? It’s a treadmill. Where is the adult supervision of the children in the video. Small children and pets shouldn’t be around any exercise equipment. They’re barely safe for adults.