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(Axios)   Peloton, now with 100% less death   (axios.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Consumer Product Safety Commission, safest home fitness brand, fitness solution, Tread treadmill model, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Worth noting, Peloton's CEO, John Foley  
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2021-08-24 2:41:51 PM  
But with 100% more drinking.

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2021-08-24 3:52:58 PM  
100% less death?  You're clearly underestimating the ingenuity of the average moron to somehow kill themself
 
2021-08-24 5:14:32 PM  
None of the features listed seem to address the main issue.  Seems like it needs some kind of cover or shield over the back, or some way for it to sense resistance when some poor kid gets jammed underneath.  Am I missing something?
 
2021-08-24 5:16:38 PM  
"The new Tread has several safety features, including... [....] A physical safety key to help bring a runner to a quick stop during a class if needed"

???

They didn't have this already?! Every treadmill I've ever seen has had these... or is this one somehow mandatory to use?
 
2021-08-24 6:27:07 PM  

Barnhawk72: None of the features listed seem to address the main issue.


people not letting their 3 year old kids fark around on a piece of heavy machinery?
 
2021-08-24 7:26:38 PM  

Ray_Finkle: Barnhawk72: None of the features listed seem to address the main issue.

people not letting their 3 year old kids fark around on a piece of heavy machinery?


Kind of.  Thinking more specifically of the case where a 1-2 year old crawls up behind while someone is cranking away on it listening to Mumford & Sons or whatever a Peloton owner listens to and gets pulled under.  A key or knobs to lower speed do fark-all, damage is already done.

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2021-08-24 8:34:48 PM  

Barnhawk72: Kind of. Thinking more specifically of the case where a 1-2 year old crawls up behind while someone is cranking away on it listening to Mumford & Sons or whatever a Peloton owner listens to and gets pulled under. A key or knobs to lower speed do fark-all, damage is already done.


Do any treadmills cover this issue? All of the ones I've seen look like they would shred a 1-2 year old crawling up to it.

Which of course, is why you don't let a child (or pet) anywhere near the thing while it's in operation.
 
2021-08-24 10:51:13 PM  
Glad to see they have gotten back on track.
 
2021-08-25 9:43:15 AM  

trialpha: Barnhawk72: Kind of. Thinking more specifically of the case where a 1-2 year old crawls up behind while someone is cranking away on it listening to Mumford & Sons or whatever a Peloton owner listens to and gets pulled under. A key or knobs to lower speed do fark-all, damage is already done.

Do any treadmills cover this issue? All of the ones I've seen look like they would shred a 1-2 year old crawling up to it.

Which of course, is why you don't let a child (or pet) anywhere near the thing while it's in operation.


Most treadmills seem to have a much lower deck, which prevents kids from getting pulled all the way under.  I looked at mine, and I think the worst that would happen if my two year old walked or crawled into the back would be a belt burn.
The Peloton treadmill has a giant opening on the back that allows young kids to more easily get pulled in.  Their nee safety features don't actually address the poor design.
 
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