Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches Recalled Due to Reports of Burns
Fitbit has issued a recall for its Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall was issued on March 2 on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Website.
Approximately one million smartwatches were sold across the United States and over 690,000 were sold internationally.
What Caused the Recall
Fitbit has received complaints from consumers that the battery in the smartwatch was overheating and causing burn injuries. This smartwatch is known to have a variety of health tracking benefits like activity, heart rate and sleep patterns.
After receiving approximately 115 reports of the watch overheating and 78 reports of burn injuries, the product has been recalled. According to the recall, consumers should immediately stop using Fitbit’s Ionic Smartwatches and contact Fitbit to receive pre-paid packaging to return the item.
About Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch – Is Your Watch Included?
The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch was sold with a polyurethane band and has a 1.4-inch color LCD screen. Watches came in a variety of colors and were notorious for tracking activity, heart rate and sleep. The following models are included in the recall:
Slate Blue/Burnt Orange
Blue Gray/Silver Gray
Adidas edition, Ink Blue & Ice Gray/Silver Gray
This product was sold at Best Buy, Kohl’s, Target, online at Amazon.com, and online at Fitbit.com from September 2017 until December 2021.
Editor’s Note on Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch Recall:
This article is written to inform you of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch recall due to reports of burns from the overheating of the watch’s battery
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