Almost 2 Million Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches Recalled for Burn Hazard


March 2, 2022

Fitbit has recalled 1.7 million Ionic Smartwatches as a result of the lithium-ion watch batteries can overheat and burn the individuals sporting them, the U.S. Client Product Security Fee has introduced.

There have been at the very least 115 reviews in the US of the smartwatches overheating and 59 reviews internationally, the CPSC mentioned in a information launch. There have been 78 reviews of burn accidents within the U.S., together with two of third-degree burns and 4 of second-degree burns, and 40 internationally.

The one gadgets being recalled are Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches bought in slate blue/burnt orange, charcoal/smoke grey, blue grey/silver grey, and a particular version co-branded with Adidas in ink blue/silver grey, the discharge mentioned. The mannequin quantity FB503 will be discovered on the again of the machine subsequent to the place the band attaches.

“Shoppers ought to instantly cease utilizing the recalled Ionic smartwatches and speak to Fitbit to obtain pre-paid packaging to return the machine. Upon receipt of the machine, customers shall be issued a refund of $299. Fitbit may even present collaborating customers with a reduction code for 40% off choose Fitbit gadgets,” the CPSC information launch mentioned.

Fitbit stopped making the watches in 2020. About 1 million had been bought within the U.S. and round 700,000 overseas. The gadgets had been bought by Greatest Purchase, Kohl’s, Goal, on Amazon.com and Fitbit.com from September 2017 via December 2021, the CPSC mentioned.

On its web site, Fitbit mentioned, “This voluntary recall is restricted to Fitbit Ionic gadgets. It doesn’t impression some other Fitbit smartwatches or trackers.

When you personal a Fitbit Ionic, please cease utilizing your machine.”



WebMD Well being Information


Sources

CPSC. “Fitbit Recollects Ionic Smartwatches As a consequence of Burn Hazard; One Million Bought within the U.S.”

 

Fitbit. “Voluntary Security Recall of Ionic Smartwatches”



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