Peloton has issued a statement to refute the claims by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about the safety of the Peloton Tread+ treadmill following a series of incidents with the equipment. A child died in March while using the Tread+, as previously reported by SGI Europe. Peloton said it had invited the CPSC to make a joint announcement about the risks in not following the warnings and safety instructions provided with the Tread+. In addition, the company’s CEO, John Foley, had asked to meet directly with CPSC. Instead, “CPSC was unwilling to engage in any meaningful discussions with Peloton before issuing its inaccurate and misleading press release,” Peloton said. In its statement, Peloton has defined the CPSC’s unilateral press release as “inaccurate and misleading,” adding that there is no reason to stop using the equipment as long as warnings and safety instructions are properly followed. This means that children under 16 should not use the Tread+ and that children, pets and objects should always be kept away from the equipment, Peloton reminded. In its statement, the company also describes in detail its efforts to promptly report the incidents, claiming it notified CPSC about the fatal incident “within a day of learning this news.” In contrast, the CSPS provided an unfair characterization of its efforts to collaborate, according to Peloton.