Horizon Fitness Treadmills Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Horizon Fitness Treadmills Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

The fitness and wellness company Johnson Health Tech Trading has recalled roughly 192,000 Horizon Fitness Treadmills after hundreds of reports detailing sudden acceleration or stopping. Dozens of the reports include claims of injury caused by the malfunctioning treadmill. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with Johnson Health Tech Trading, has advised consumers to stop using the devices immediately. 

About the Horizon Fitness Treadmill

This recall affects the Horizon Fitness T101-05 folding treadmill. These high-tech treadmills, manufactured in China and Vietnam, consist of a shock-absorbing running area that measures 55 inches long by 20 inches wide and has a 33-inch-wide LED console. This console provides workout information to users, who can adjust the speed and inclines through simple dial controls throughout their regiment. Additional bells and whistles include a Bluetooth speaker, a device holder to enjoy music or videos during a workout, and an ultra-quiet motor to elevate user experience. Johnson Health Tech Trading touts the Horizon Fitness T101-05 folding treadmill as one of their best-selling models. 

Over 800 Reports of Fall Hazard Linked to Horizon Fitness Treadmill

On October 27, 2022, Johnson Health Tech Trading recalled nearly 200,000 Horizon T101-05 Treadmills and another 7,000 units in Canada. The affected model names and serial numbers include T101-05 China serial numbers starting with TM734 and T101-05 Vietnam serial numbers beginning with TM486. Consumers can locate the model and serial number on the metal frame near the power switch to determine if the recall applies to their treadmill. 

Horizon has received at least 874 reports where the treadmills unexpectedly changed speed or stopped. Furthermore, 71 of these reports concern injury, including bruises, abrasions, and two broken bones. If the treadmill abruptly changes the level of speed without notice, this can result in severe harm to the user. When the treadmill instantaneously increases the speed or comes to a halt, the individual may fall down or even be launched from the equipment.

What You Should Do with Your Recalled Horizon Fitness Treadmill

The Horizon Fitness T101-05 Treadmill was available in-store and online at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Johnson Fitness & Wellness stores, and Amazon nationwide from March 2018 through October 2022. Individuals could purchase these treadmills for between $600 and $1,000.

If you own a Horizon Fitness T101-05 Treadmill, promptly stop using the treadmill and contact Horizon. The treadmill manufacturer will send affected consumers a free USB with software to install in the treadmill to repair the malfunctioning speed settings.