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 carrying them, the U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee has introduced.
There have been not less than 115 stories in the US of the smartwatches overheating and 59 stories internationally, the CPSC stated in a information launch. There have been 78 stories 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 units 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 may be discovered on the again of the gadget subsequent to the place the band attaches.
“Customers ought to instantly cease utilizing the recalled Ionic smartwatches and call Fitbit to obtain pre-paid packaging to return the gadget. Upon receipt of the gadget, shoppers shall be issued a refund of $299. Fitbit can even present taking part shoppers with a reduction code for 40% off choose Fitbit units,” the CPSC information launch stated.
Fitbit stopped making the watches in 2020. About 1 million have been bought within the U.S. and round 700,000 overseas. The units have been bought by Greatest Purchase, Kohl’s, Goal, on Amazon.com and Fitbit.com from September 2017 by means of December 2021, the CPSC stated.
On its web site, Fitbit stated, “This voluntary recall is restricted to Fitbit Ionic units. It doesn’t affect every other Fitbit smartwatches or trackers.
When you personal a Fitbit Ionic, please cease utilizing your gadget.”