Fitbit recalls 1.7 million Ionic smartwatches due to fire risk

Fitbit has recalled 1.7 million Ionic smartwatches worldwide. According to the manufacturer, the lithium-ion battery can overheat, which can cause burns. At least 118 people are said to have suffered burns from the watch so far.

Fitbit is recalling all Ionic models. The watches were introduced to the market in 2017 and have been discontinued since 2020. It is therefore not possible to get a replacement model. Users can get a refund after contacting Fitbit through the manufacturer’s refund center. Customers also receive a 40 percent discount on other Fitbit products.

The CPSC advises owners to stop wearing the watches. There were 174 reports to Fitbit about the battery overheating, the CPSC says. Burns were reported in 118 reports. Two users suffered third-degree burns.

Fitbit Ionic Silver (Blue, Gray)