By CBSLA Staff

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — The government is warning parents and pet owners to stop using the Tread+ by Peloton immediately after one death and dozens of other incidents involving injuries to children and pets.

The warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) comes following its release of a video that shows how quickly a rubber ball can get sucked underneath the treadmill. In the clip, a child is seen similarly getting stuck underneath the machine after trying to obtain the ball.

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The CPSC issued an urgent warning to users of the device to stop after it became aware of 39 accidents, 23 of which involved children, and one involving a pet. In March, the company’s CEO said a child died in one case.

But Peloton is pushing back. It has called the warning inaccurate and misleading. In a statement, the company said in part:

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“Children under 16 should never use the Tread+, and Members should keep children, products, and pets away from the Tread+ at all times.”

“There is only so much too you can do as a parent,” said Craig D’Angelo, a parent. “Sometimes, things happen.” Alwyn Raquel, another parent, said, “Now, seeing that, there are lots of dangers in the home that you got to really watch out for.”

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The CPSC says, if owners must use their Peloton treadmills, they should do so in a locked room away from children and pets. The agency also recommends unplugging the device when it is not in use.