A lot of homeowners have personal exercise equipment, like treadmills, exercise bikes, or even static equipment like weights or pull-up bars. That’s great! Your health is very important, and exercise equipment can help you stay in great shape. However, there are also some pretty horrifying statistics related to children getting hurt or killed by home exercise equipment. If you own exercise equipment and there is a potential for children to be in your home, please be sure to keep it safe.
For example, are there any power cords connected to the equipment that could pose a strangulation hazard? Are safety keys removed from treadmills when they’re not in use? Are free weights stored away when not in use? Are there any exposed pinch points or moving parts on the exercise equipment? Is exercise equipment in a location that allows you to be fully aware of your surroundings? These are just a few things to keep in mind regarding exercise equipment safety.