Fitbit recalls 1.7 million smartwatches due to fire risks
CPSC announced its withdrawal in a press release. The Fitbit Ionic, the brand’s first true smartwatch sold from 2017 to 2021, is said to have sold 1.7 million units. They are all called up now.
Users may risk getting burned by the watch. That’s because a lithium-ion ion battery can get overheated. Fitbit would have received a total of 174 reports on this topic.
Third degree burns
At least 118 users sustained burns. Two of them had third-degree burns and four people had second-degree burns.
Fitbit has invited all Ionic owners to submit their watches. Users will get their money back. In addition, each user will get a 40 percent discount coupon for future purchases. Users can place an order on this page.
Not the first time
This isn’t the first time Fitbit has had to recall a product. In 2014, one million Fitbit Force models had to be recalled after users experienced allergic reactions.
At that time, nearly 10,000 people reported that the smart bracelet irritated their skin, and 250 users developed blisters. Until then, customers have all their money back.
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