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 folks sporting them, the U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee has introduced.
There have been not less than 115 reviews in the US of the smartwatches overheating and 59 reviews internationally, the CPSC stated 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 stated. The mannequin quantity FB503 could be discovered on the again of the machine subsequent to the place the band attaches.
“Customers 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 can be issued a refund of $299. Fitbit may even present taking part customers with a reduction code for 40% off choose Fitbit gadgets,” the CPSC information launch stated.
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 Finest Purchase, Kohl’s, Goal, on Amazon.com and Fitbit.com from September 2017 by December 2021, the CPSC stated.
On its web site, Fitbit stated, “This voluntary recall is restricted to Fitbit Ionic gadgets. It doesn’t impression some other Fitbit smartwatches or trackers.
For those who personal a Fitbit Ionic, please cease utilizing your machine.”