At CES 2020, one user shared a tragic incident on an electric treadmill that nearly cost her a finger. However, after trying the BodyEnergy treadmill once, he was amazed by the sense of security that comes with having complete control over the treadmill's movement and speed through his arms and legs. He also praised the overall feel of the BodyEnergy treadmill workout, noting the positive impact it had on his entire body.
The CPSC stated that in 2019, U.S. emergency departments treated an estimated 22,500 treadmill-related injuries, about 2,000 of which were to children under eight years old. Between 2018 and 2020, 17 treadmill-related fatalities were reported to the CPSC, one of which was a five-year-old child.
Between 2005 and 2014, 30 treadmill-related fatalities were reported in US. The motorized treadmill injuries send over 24,000 people to the emergency room in 2014. This accounts for 40% of all indoor fitness equipment injuries in the United States alone.
Motorized treadmills are dangerous for both children and adults. The main problem with electric treadmills is the powerful motor-usually between 2-5 HP, which is too powerful for anyone. The tragedy repeats again and again. The only solution is to remove the electric motor from the treadmill. You cannot prevent a 2 to 5-horsepower machine from harming humans.
Motorized treadmills are bulky and powerful machines, and they are not safe anywhere, especially at homes with child.
The motorized treadmill is named the most dangerous exercise equipment by CBS in this important safety news announcement.
CNN highlights the dangers of using a motorized treadmill, including the unfortunate demise of SurveyMonkey's CEO, David Goldberg.