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Are treadmills murdering children or are parents inattentive of their children?

Discussion in 'General Chat, News, TV, Politics' started by army judge, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. army judge

    army judge Law Topic Starter Super Moderator

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    The US government issued an urgent warning Saturday, telling consumers to stop using the Peloton Tread+ after “dozens of incidents of children being sucked beneath” the treadmill.

    The warning came a month after the New York-based exercise equipment company with a near-cultish customer base acknowledged that a child died in an incident involving the treadmill.


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  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Wouldn't all treadmills pose a similar risk?
     
  3. army judge

    army judge Law Topic Starter Super Moderator

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    Come on, man (imitating the dude who laid the smack down on Corn Pop), they always go after the biggest ones first. ;)
     
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    No, the Peleton is unusual in that it has a lot of room under the unit and an unguarded belt that can drag a small person underneath and jam them. Both of the treadmills I've owned sit closer to the floor and guard the underside of the belt.

    Indeed, Peleton has called for owners to unplug the machines for now.
     
  5. adjusterjack

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    You could be right though we can't speak for all makes and models.

    Mine has about 5" from belt to floor but has a 1" thick bar right below the belt that would likely prevent small pets and children from being drawn underneath. Though perhaps not without minor injury.

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  6. army judge

    army judge Law Topic Starter Super Moderator

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    Peloton won't risk it's reputation or see these events erode their bottom line.

    I predict Peloton will announce a remedy within the next 30 days.

    It'll resemble some sort of shield to deter anything or anyone from getting ensnared under the device.

    The next generation treadmill release will see a more advanced remedy.
     
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    army judge Law Topic Starter Super Moderator

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    Video purports to show small children are apt to be sucked under the "evil baby smashing" beast:



    I must ask, where was mommy or daddy?

    The "beast" did appear to make it difficult for the toddler to escape.

    However, had one of the parental units "disabled" the "beast", it wouldn't have been able to be operated by a child.

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    The idea of personal responsibility went away about the same time they started putting this warning on buckets.
     

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    My SMH moment for warnings is that they now put warnings on knives that say "Warning: Laceration Hazard"
     
  10. army judge

    army judge Law Topic Starter Super Moderator

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    This one made me titter and giggle.

    The last instruction still puzzles me.



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    Not exercising...
     
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