Johnson Health Tech recalls Horizon Fitness treadmills

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The treadmills can unexpectedly accelerate, change speed or stop

Johnson Health Tech Trading of Cottage Grove, Wisc., is recalling about 197,000 Horizon T101-05 treadmills sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The treadmills can accelerate, change speed or stop without user input, posing a fall hazard.

The firm 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.

This recall involves Horizon Fitness T101-05 folding treadmills with a running area that measures 55 inches long by 20 inches wide and has 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. The serial number starts with the letters “TM”.

Only treadmills with the following serial numbers are included in this recall:

  • T101-05 China TM734
  • T101-05 Vietnam TM486

The treadmills were sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Johnson Fitness & Wellness stores nationwide and online at,,, and from March 2018, through October 2022 for between $600 and $1,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled T101-05 treadmills and contact Horizon to receive a free USB with a software repair to install on the treadmills.

Consumers may contact Horizon Fitness online at, toll-free at (888) 223-1045 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or by email at for more information.

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