April 23, 2002Horizon Fitness Has Recalled Treadmills
- Horizon Fitness has recalled about 5,900 treadmills. A component of
the electronic control panel can malfunction, causing the motor and walking
belt to rapidly accelerate and the user can lose balance and fall.
Horizon Fitness and CPSC have received 15 reports of consumers losing their
balance and falling off of the treadmill. Injuries include cuts and
The models included in the recall are the model year 2000/2001 Paragon,
Quantum and Omega treadmills. This recall does not include any 2002 model
product, which include the Omega II, Quantum II, Paragon II, and Alpine.
Sporting goods stores, including Total Fitness Solutions, Fitness Warehouse
and Play It Again Sports sold these treadmills nationwide from November 2000
through June 2001 for between $699 and $1099.
Consumers should stop using these treadmills immediately and contact Horizon
Fitness toll-free at (866) 864-3840 or (888) 993-3199 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. CT Monday through Friday to receive a repair kit and to set up an
appointment to receive an in-home repair. Consumers should have their serial
number available at the time of the call to determine if their unit is