Many people do not realize how dangerous exercise equipment can be, but another incident involving a Peloton device has resulted in legal action for wrongful death. CBS News Miami reported that a mother filed a lawsuit for her son, whom she claims was killed by a defective, dangerous Peloton exercise bicycle. The complaint alleges that the victim was following along with an online “core” workout, which required him to get off the bike for floor exercises. As he was dismounting the bicycle, it spun around and struck his neck and face. He died because the machine severed his carotid artery, killing him instantly.
The basis of the lawsuit is product liability, in which a manufacturer can be held accountable for putting dangerously defective items into the homes of consumers. There is a specific type of claim in this case, and it is possible that Peloton could defend the allegations. A Miami products liability attorney can assist with your case if you were injured, but a look at the recent lawsuit is informative.
Product Liability for Failure to Warn