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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. Shopper Product Security Fee has introduced.

There have been no less than 115 stories in the USA of the smartwatches overheating and 59 stories internationally, the CPSC stated in a news release. 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 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 system subsequent to the place the band attaches.

“Shoppers ought to instantly cease utilizing the recalled Ionic smartwatches and phone Fitbit to obtain pre-paid packaging to return the system. Upon receipt of the system, customers might be issued a refund of $299. Fitbit can even present collaborating 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 have been bought within the U.S. and round 700,000 overseas. The gadgets have been bought by Finest Purchase, Kohl’s, Goal, on Amazon.com and Fitbit.com from September 2017 via December 2021, the CPSC stated.

On its web site, Fitbit stated, “This voluntary recall is particular to Fitbit Ionic gadgets. It doesn’t affect every other Fitbit smartwatches or trackers.

In case you personal a Fitbit Ionic, please cease utilizing your system.”

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