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.
This exercise ball is very strong and can support a 450-pound treadmill. If the ball collapses, even two parents cannot lift the treadmill. The motorized treadmill tragedies happened to 6-year-old children, 16-year-old young people and even 26-year-old adults. 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.
This user at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 explains a traumatic experience on a motorized treadmill which almost caused him to lose his fingers. After using the BodyEnergy treadmill just once, he reports on how safe he felt while being fully in control of the movement and speed of the treadmill through his arms and legs. He also expressed how good the BodyEnergy treadmill workout felt on his whole body.