Schakowsky Statement on Peloton Recall

May 5, 2021
Press Release

EVANSTON – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chairwoman of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Peloton announced it would recall their Tread+ and Tread products:

“I applaud the aggressive work by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to address serious safety issues with Peloton treadmills despite resistance from the company.  Today’s recall of this clearly unsafe product likely would not have happened had the CPSC not issued the rare unilateral warning last month to consumers to stop using the Peloton Tread+ treadmill. But that warning almost didn’t happen because of constraints under section 6(b), which strictly limits the agency’s ability to warn the public about a dangerous product without the approval of the manufacturer.

“That’s why I introduced the Sunshine in Product Safety Act, which would empower the CPSC to act more quickly when the next new product safety danger inevitably arises.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to move this important legislation.”