According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission , this recall affects the following Horizon Fitness Treadmills:
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"The treadmills can unexpectedly accelerate, change speed, or stop without user input, posing a fall hazard," CPSC said. "Horizon has received at least 874 reports where the treadmills unexpectedly changed speed or stopped, including 71 reports of injury, including bruises, abrasions and two broken bones."
The recalled Horizon Fitness T101-05 folding treadmills have a running area that measures 55 inches long by 20 inches wide and a 33-inch-wide console. The display has red LEDs that provide workout information to the user. "Horizon T101-05" is printed on the treadmill’s serial number label. The name of the model and the serial number are located on the metal frame near the power switch.
Affected treadmills were sold online and at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Johnson Fitness & Wellness stores nationwide from March 2018 through October 2022 for between $600 and $1,000.
If you purchased a Horizon Fitness Treadmill that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Horizon to receive a free USB with a software repair to install on the treadmills.
This recall began on October 27, 2022.
The CPSC Recall Number for this item is 23-026.
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How Common are Treadmill Accidents?
According to CPSC statistics, treadmill-related injuries occur in large numbers each year in the United States. In fact, about 24,000 treadmill-related injuries requiring emergency attention occur annually in the U.S. Over 15% of these injuries result in fractures, while soft tissue injuries account for roughly half.
In 2014, at least 30 deaths were linked to treadmill accidents. Children are not immune either; over a 12-year period, 2.2% of gym-related child injury cases involve treadmills, with 8,058 victims being under 5 years old.
Treadmill accidents make up 6.8% of total adult gym-related incidents, while 90% take place at home according to research conducted by 195 athletic trainers who witnessed an average of 3,120 cases per year from 2002 – 2005, as well as 20,900 incidents between 2007 – 2016, respectively.
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