Fitbit has recalled one of its fitness tracker smartwatches due to the risk of overheating and burning people. Now owned by Google, the company said it voluntarily recalled the Fitbit Ionic watch. The Fitbit Ionic was produced between 2017 and 2020 and has sold around 1.7 million units internationally. None of the other fitness trackers was affected by the recall.
The CPSC has stated that it is aware of 78 burns in the United States, including two reports of third-degree burns due to battery overheating. A third-degree burn is a severe burn that breaks the skin and can damage underlying tissue. Skin grafting is often required. The CPSC has stated that it is aware of 40 burns internationally.