Peloton is recalling two of its treadmills following the death of a child and 70 other injuries

Popular fitness brand Peloton is recalling two of its treadmills after a child died and 70 other injuries were caused by the machines.

Peloton Tread+

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced in press release alongside the company that the Tread and Tread+ treadmills would be taken off sale to 'prevent further harm' to the public.

Anyone who owns either treadmill should immediately stop using it and contact Peloton for a full refund.

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CPSC previously warned consumers about the Tread+ last month.

Peloton CEO John Foley admitted his company had made a mistake and offered an apology to customers.

He said: "The decision to recall both products was the right thing to do for Peloton’s Members and their families.

"I want to be clear, Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request that we recall the Tread+.

"We should have engaged more productively with them from the outset. For that, I apologize. Today’s announcement reflects our recognition that, by working closely with the CPSC, we can increase safety awareness for our Members.

"We believe strongly in the future of at-home connected fitness and are committed to work with the CPSC to set new industry safety standards for treadmills. We have a desire and a responsibility to be an industry leader in product safety.”