Fitbit Recalls 1M+ Smartwatches Over Burned Arms

The Verge reports:

Fitbit announced today that it’s working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to voluntarily recall its Ionic smartwatch. The company says it’s received over 100 reports of the watch’s lithium-ion battery overheating, as well as 78 reports of burn injuries to customers.

“Customer safety is always Fitbit’s top priority and out of an abundance of caution, we are conducting a voluntary recall of Fitbit Ionic smartwatches,” Fitbit said in a statement.

If you have an Ionic smartwatch, Fitbit recommends you stop using it immediately. The company says it’ll provide prepaid packaging for returns and will issue a refund of $299.

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