As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here is a recent recall notice provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of this recall and for notices of many more.
Peloton recalls treadmill involved in child’s death
A 6-year-old child recently died after being pulled under the rear of a Peloton treadmill, leading to a well-publicized recall of the Peloton Tread+ treadmill with model number TR01. Peloton also has received 72 reports of adult users, children, pets and/or objects being pulled under the rear of the treadmill, including 29 reports of injuries to children such as second- and third-degree abrasions, broken bones, and lacerations.
The treadmill was launched as the Peloton Tread in 2018 but renamed Tread+ in September 2020. The Tread+ model number TR01 is printed on a black sticker located on the end cap in the front of the treadmill deck. The treadmills have a touchscreen and are black with the Peloton logo on the monitor and the side rails. The treadmill was sold online at onepeloton.com and at Peloton showrooms from September 2018 through April 2021 for about $4,295.
Contact Peloton at 866-679-9129; or online at www.onepeloton.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Wrinkle in clothing steamers leads to recall
The “My Little Steamer” and “My Little Steamer Go Mini” brand of handheld clothing steamers have been recalled. The steamers can expel, spray, or leak hot water during use, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers. The electrical appliances (120V, 60Hz, 900w) use hot steam, emitted from a nozzle head, to remove wrinkles from garments and other fabrics. The steamers were sold individually or in combination sets in a variety of colors, including black, white, red, purple, and teal, in stores nationwide or online at various retailers, including Amazon, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and Lowes from January 2002 through December 2020.
Log splitters recalled for engine problem
The recall involves YTL, Longli and TIYA log splitters powered by Briggs & Stratton 250cc engine model number 15T232-0011-F8, with serial numbers 160331883074 through 2012073736714, and model number 15T232-1850-F1, with serial numbers 2004260782583 through 2012284118417. This includes several models of 30-, 32-, and 35-ton log splitters, sold under a variety of brands including Black Diamond, Crimson, Lumberjack, Performance Built and Oregon. An incorrect engine ignition coil and flywheel can lead to hard starting and engine kick back, posing an injury hazard to the operator. The company is aware of two incidents, which resulted in broken wrists.
The power tool was sold at a variety of stores nationwide and online, including Home Depot, L&M Supply Inc., Lowe’s; Menards; Rural King; Theisen Supply Inc., from March 2016 through February 2021 for about $1,400.
Call Briggs & Stratton at 800-999-9444; or go online at www.briggsandstratton.com and hover over “Support,” then click “Recalls” for more information.