Peloton Recalls Treadmills After Injuries and a Child’s Death

The chief executive of Peloton said the company “made a mistake” by initially resisting a U.S. safety agency’s warning about the devices last month.

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Peloton Pushes Back Against Federal Agency Over Treadmill Warning

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it was aware of 38 injuries and one death related to Peloton’s Tread+ machine. The company said its product is safe.

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Child Dies in Accident Involving Peloton Treadmill

In a letter of caution to Peloton users, the chief executive said the company had been aware of “a small handful” of other instances in which children were hurt.

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This Is Your Brain on Peloton

The exercise bike company’s virtual classes represent an intense new genre of content: a total curation of the mind.

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How to Get a Peloton-Style Workout Without Splurging

Don’t want to pay $1,900 for a Peloton bike, plus a subscription fee for classes? Here are ways to reduce the cost of using tech to exercise at home.

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Biden Peloton Raises Security Risks

It doesn’t exactly comport with his “regular Joe from Scranton” persona, but beyond the politics of it, the bike could present cybersecurity risks.

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Peloton’s Rapid Rise Is Threatened by Its Slow Delivery

The company has boomed in popularity during the pandemic but getting its exercise bikes delivered has proved a struggle, one that is angering new customers.

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Forget About a Gym. These People Pay Thousands for Personalized Workouts.

“I’m in for $31,000 a year,” a fashion consultant says. That covers a trainer, a nutritionist, an age management doctor and “tons of supplements.”

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How John Foley, Peloton Co-Founder, Spends His Sundays

A year ago Peloton was the butt of a holiday joke. Not anymore.

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Peloton Recalls Pedals on Thousands of Bikes After Reports of Injury

About 27,000 bikes were affected by the recall, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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While Millions Lost Jobs, Some Executives Made Millions in Company Stock

Some corporate bosses who received stock awards this year are sitting on gains of millions of dollars.

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An Upended Fitness Industry Sweats Over Black Lives Matter

Instructor walkouts and motivational messages in a predominantly white industry decimated by the coronavirus.

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How SoulCycle Got Stuck Spinning Its Wheels

It was the gold standard of indoor-cycling classes. Then everybody went home.

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People Are Panic-Buying Meat, Toilet Paper … and Pelotons?

With gyms closed and nowhere to go, more people are shelling out $2,245 for the workout bike.

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