Peloton Interactive revealed on its website that a child was killed in an accident involving its Tread+ treadmill. The company reiterated a safety warning about the potential risks for children from accidents involving treadmills after a child was killed in a “tragic accident” involving the firm’s exercise equipment. Just before the child’s death, John Foley, Peloton’s founder and CEO, disclosed the tragic accident in a note on the company’s website. The note was also reportedly sent to some customers by e-mail. In the note, Foley invited customers to “keep children and pets away from Peloton exercise equipment at all times,” as also specified in the Tread+ manual, despite “only a small handful of incidents involving the Tread+ where children have been hurt,” he said. When not in use, equipment such as the Tread+ should be stored out of reach of children, Foley also reminded in his letter. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is investigating the accident. According to CPSC figures, reported by NBC News, American emergency rooms treated an estimated 22,500 treadmill-related injuries in 2019 – the most recent available data – of which 2,000 involved children under the age of 8.