American electronic wearables brand Fitbit is recalling around 1.7 million of its smartwatches due to burn risks.
Batteries that power the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch could potentially overheat and inflict burns on the user.
The product has not been produced since 2020.
A message to our users: Customer safety is always Fitbit’s top priority and out of an abundance of caution, we’ve announced a voluntary recall of Fitbit Ionic smartwatches. Please visit https://t.co/1p0SOTzgQy. Thank you for your continued support. pic.twitter.com/IvVtYs53md
— fitbit (@fitbit) March 2, 2022
The move comes after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission received over 100 reports of users being burned by the fitness product, some of which were third-degree burns.
In the US, consumers will be offered a $299 refund for every recalled smartwatch.
It is not yet known how many, if any, Irish consumers have been affected by the recall.
In January 2021, Fitbit was acquired by Google and absorbed into its hardware division with a pixel-based smartwatch due for release soon.