Fitbit recalls 1.7 million smartwatches due to burn risk

Fitbit is recalling 1.7 million of its Ionic smartwatches, following a wave of complaints by users burnt by the overheating wearable. — REUTERS/File Photo

Fitbit on Wednesday recalled 1.7 million of its Ionic smartwatches used for tracking steps and other activity due to the risk of batteries overheating and burning wearers.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a recall notice that it received slightly more than 100 reports of Ionic wearers being burned by the smartwatches.

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