A lawsuit filed against Peloton claims the bike instantly killed a man while he was exercising in his New York City apartment.
Thirty-two-year-old Ryan Furtado of Brooklyn was completing a “core” workout on Peloton, which requires riders to get off their bikes and sit on the floor for an exercise circuit. Furtado used the bike to assist him when getting up from the floor. Then the Peloton spun and struck him in the neck and face, severing his carotid artery and killing him on impact.
New York City Police Department officers found the bike still resting on his neck and face.
The lawsuit was filed by Furtado’s mother months ago, but was brought to light this week diurnal animals,
Peloton’s lawyers responded in court papers that the company was not to blame for Furtado’s death because his injuries were the result of their own negligence and “misuse or abuse of the product.” The Associated Press,
Ben Boyd, Peloton SVP of Global Communications, said in a statement, “We offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Furtado family for this unfortunate accident. As a member-first company, the health and safety of our member community remains paramount. Is a priority.” Daily animal.
Ryan’s mother Johanna Furtado is seeking undisclosed damages and accuses Peloton of failing to warn users about the dangers of using its product as a brace.
This is the first known case blaming a Peloton bike for a death. Earlier, Peloton had recalled about 125,000 of its treadmills after one child died and others were injured.