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Peloton is recalling both of its treadmills, the Tread and Tread+, after numerous injury reports stemming from use of the Tread+ including one child death.
Customers who have purchased either treadmill should immediately stop use and contact Peloton for a refund or other safety guidelines, according to a joint statement from Peloton and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Peloton announced the recall in a statement with the CPSC Wednesday after refusing to recall its treadmills last month and apologized for not recalling the treadmills earlier. The CPSC said it received 72 reports of people, pets, or objects getting pulled or stuck under the Tread+, including 29 reports of children injured with “second- and third-degree abrasions, broken bones, and lacerations." The Tread is being recalled due to its touchscreen, which can become loose and fall off the machine. No injuries have been reported in the United States from use of the Tread.
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Customers will no longer be able to purchase the Tread or the Tread+ and it is unclear how long it will take to resolve the safety issues. If you have one of these machines, you have until November 6, 2022 to receive a refund. For those in need of another at-home running device, we’ve tested plenty of treadmills at Reviewed. There are many great options out there for those who will be returning a Peloton or are looking for an alternative purchase.
NordicTrack Commercial 1750 for an immersive running experience
The $1,799 NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is our pick for best overall treadmill of 2021. The 1750 offers what we called the “whole package” in terms of specs and overall ease of use. The treadmill’s frame is spacious but not obtrusive and has a roomy belt that makes running comfortable. It also has a 10-inch screen that streams guided runs and workout classes that take place all over the world, from Costa Rica to the Grand Canyon to Thailand, through its fitness program iFit (which is included with your purchase for the first year and $39 a month or $180 a year after that).
Its speed ranges from 0.5 miles per hour (mph) to 12 mph, and the incline ranges from -3% to 15%—one of the widest incline ranges we tested and one of only two treadmills we tested to include a downhill decline. The belt is the most spacious of the treadmills we tested and the 1750’s springiness-to-firmness ratio helps limbs feel supported, even at high speeds.
In addition to its running classes, iFit offers walking and hiking on your treadmill, as well as yoga, HIIT, and strength classes to do off the treadmill. The iFit instructors are great, but what makes the guided running sessions stand out is that they are filmed in front of global scenery so beautiful you almost forget you’re on a treadmill.
Though the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is a bit bulkier than other treadmills we tested, and not as aesthetically pleasing as some smaller options, its technical features and the quality of the workouts it provides makes it well worth it.
The Sole F63 for incredible running specs at a less expensive price
If you’re not looking to spend quite as much on a treadmill (and we don’t blame you) we recommend the $999 Sole F63 as our best value pick. It doesn’t come with bonus features like live classes with beautiful backdrops, but it’s a quality treadmill that will give you a great workout for a lower price tag.
The Sole F63’s speed ranges from 0.5 mph to 12 mph and its incline ranges from 0% to 12%, both on par with more expensive treadmills. The features are easy to adjust and provide variety to your workouts. Though the Sole F63 doesn’t come with its own streaming service, it does have Bluetooth connectivity and a tablet holder for those who want to connect to a different workout app (or Netflix).
The Sole F63 is larger and noisier compared to other models we tested, but its features and price make it hard to pass up.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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