On June 9, 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Nautilus has recalled various treadmill models due to fall hazards.
The recall includes Nautilus models T616 and T618 treadmills. Nautilus and the model number are printed on the plastic shroud at the front of the treadmill’s walking belt. The treadmills were exclusively sold at Best Buy, Walmart, and other stores nationwide and online from April 2021 through November 2021. Approximately 7,300 of its treadmills were sold in the U.S.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall alert, treadmills can start on their own, posing a fall hazard to the user. John Galeotafiore, who oversees treadmill testing stated, “while this is an unusual situation and treadmills don’t normally start on their own, if you’re on the belt you should be prepared for when it starts or stops to reduce the chance of losing your balance.” According to Alan Chan, Nautilus’ chief legal officer, the cause of the issue is due to a defective microprocessor chip that can compromise the electronics in the motor on/off segment of the treadmill.
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