If you were running on your treadmill and it caught on fire, FYI, it is probably NOT because you were pacing at an Olympic speed.  That would be pretty awesome but the reality is that your treadmill was probably one of the many that have been recalled in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and throughout the nation.  #TrueStory

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Matrix Fitness Treadmills Recalled in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin Due to Risk of Catching on Fire

If you've been hopping on that treadmill and working on those health goals in 2022, you may want to hit stop on your machine and take a look at the serial number on your machine.  Almost 20,000 treadmills have been recalled due to the risk of catching on fire.  Yes...while you are running, your machine could start smoking and burst into flames.

According to Consumer Product Safety Commission, Matrix Fitness is recalling 19,900 treadmills because they have received 58 reports of power cords and sockets sparking, smoking, melting, and 7 that have caught on fire.  Two of the incidents caused property damage.

How to find out if your treadmill is one of the many recalled in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

The following serial numbers are included in the recall of this product and can be found at the front of the treadmill (see photo below):

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The model name and the serial number are located on the connecting bar at the bottom of the machine near the power socket. The serial number is comprised of the letters TM, a three-digit model number, the manufacture date in YY/MM format, followed by a five-digit serial. - cpsc.gov

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Manufactured Dates:  January 2009 through January 2018

Sold At:  Johnson Health Tech North America and Johnson Fitness & Wellness stores nationwide and online at www.MatrixFitness.com from August 2009 through October 2020 between $3,400 and $8,900.

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Description of product: recall involves the Matrix Fitness T1X, T1xe, T3x and T3xh treadmills. The treadmill has a running platform that measures 60 inches long by 20 inches wide, a 33-inch-wide console and a straight power cord with no power cord bracket. Matrix is printed on the treadmill console masts.

What to do if you have one of the products recalled:  contact Johnson Health Tech North America at 1-866-218-3674 or here to schedule a free installation of a power cord bracket. While waiting for the repair, ensure that the power cord is completely inserted into the power socket on the treadmill prior to starting the machine.

See all of the recall information at cpsc.gov.

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