Peloton says it has been subpoenaed by DOJ, DHS over reporting of treadmill injuries

  • Peloton said Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have subpoenaed the fitness equipment maker.
  • In May, Peloton issued a widespread recall for both of its treadmill machines, the Tread and the Tread+, after one child was killed in an accident and dozens of other users reported injuries.
  • In a Friday filing with the SEC, Peloton said it is being investigated for its public disclosures related to those injuries.

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Peloton said Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have subpoenaed the fitness equipment maker for documents and other information related to injuries reported by Peloton customers.

In May, Peloton issued a widespread recall for both of its treadmill machines, the Tread and the Tread+, after one child was killed in an accident and dozens of other users reported injuries.

In a Friday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Peloton said it is being investigated for its public disclosures related to those injuries.

The company also said it has been named in several lawsuits associated with the recalls.

Peloton said it intends to cooperate with each of the investigations. "At this time, we are unable to predict the eventual scope, duration or outcome of the investigations," the company added.

Peloton shares were falling nearly 10% in extended trading Friday, following a disappointing fiscal fourth-quarter financial report.

Peloton also announced Thursday it is lowering the price of its original Bike for the second time, slashing the cost by about 20% to $1,495. By doing so, the company said it hopes to reach new customers who weren't previously able to afford its cycles.

Peloton shares have fallen about 25% year to date, bringing the company's market cap to $34 billion.

Find the full SEC filing from Peloton here.

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