Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches have been recalled after reported overheating batteries causing burns on the wrist. The company says an estimated 70,561 units of the affected product were sold in Canada between 2017-2020. There have been 78 reports of burn injuries, 2 reports of third-degree, and 4 reports of second-degree.
Representatives advise consumers to immediately stop using the product to avoid burn injuries and contact Fitbit for a refund. Consumers will be refunded $299, along with 40% off select Fitbit devices.
Fitbit says, “Out of an abundance of caution, we are conducting a voluntary recall of Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches”. This voluntary refund is in conjunction with health regulators in Canada, the US, and Mexico.