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 carrying them, the U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee has introduced.
There have been no less than 115 experiences in america 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 units 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 machine subsequent to the place the band attaches.
“Shoppers ought to instantly cease utilizing the recalled Ionic smartwatches and call Fitbit to obtain pre-paid packaging to return the machine. Upon receipt of the machine, customers shall be issued a refund of $299. Fitbit can even present collaborating customers with a reduction code for 40% off choose Fitbit units,” 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 units have been offered by Finest Purchase, Kohl’s, Goal, on Amazon.com and Fitbit.com from September 2017 by way of December 2021, the CPSC mentioned.
On its web site, Fitbit mentioned, “This voluntary recall is restricted to Fitbit Ionic units. It doesn’t influence another Fitbit smartwatches or trackers.
In the event you personal a Fitbit Ionic, please cease utilizing your machine.”