Fitbit recalls 1.7 million smartwatches due to burn hazard

Fitbit recalls 1.7 million smartwatches due to burn hazard

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Key Facts

  • The voluntary recall exclusively involves Fitbit Ionic smartwatch models, which contain a lithium-ion battery that can potentially overheat and pose a burn hazard to consumers, according to the CPSC.
  • Andrea Holing, a spokesperson for Google (GOOG)-owned Fitbit, confirmed the recall in a statement to CNN Business and said the number of injury reports represented less than 0.01% of units sold.
  • "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," Holing said in the statement."These incidents are very rare and this voluntary recall does not impact other Fitbit smartwatches or trackers."
  • The CPSC said consumers will be issued a refund of $299 after returning the device to Fitbit, and the company will also provide participating consumers with a discount code for 40% off select Fitbit devices.

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