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. Client Product Security Fee has introduced.
There have been no less than 115 experiences in the US of the smartwatches overheating and 59 experiences internationally, the CPSC mentioned in a news release. There have been 78 experiences 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 offered 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 could be discovered on the again of the gadget 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 gadget. Upon receipt of the gadget, customers shall be issued a refund of $299. Fitbit may also present taking part 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 have been offered within the U.S. and round 700,000 overseas. The gadgets have been offered by Finest 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 particular to Fitbit Ionic gadgets. It doesn’t impression every other Fitbit smartwatches or trackers.
In case you personal a Fitbit Ionic, please cease utilizing your gadget.”