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Which Fitbit Trackers Were Recalled?
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission , this recall affects the following Fitbit Trackers:
|Slate Blue/Burnt Orange
|Blue Gray/Silver Gray
|Adidas edition, Ink Blue & Ice Gray/Silver Gray
“The lithium-ion battery in the Ionic smartwatch can overheat, posing a burn hazard,” CPSC said. “Fitbit has received at least 115 reports in the United States (and 59 reports internationally) of the battery in the watch overheating with 78 reports of burn injuries in the United States including two reports of third-degree burns and four reports of second-degree burns (and 40 reports of burn injuries internationally).”
The recalled watches were sold in slate blue/burnt orange, charcoal/smoke gray, blue-gray/silver gray, and a special edition co-branded with Adidas in ink blue/silver gray. The smartwatch tracks activity, heart rate, and sleep.
Affected Fitbit products were sold online and at Best Buy, Kohl’s, Target, and other stores nationwide from September 2017 through December 2021 for between $200 to $330. Fitbit stopped production of Ionic in 2020.
If you purchased a Fitbit Tracker that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Fitbit to receive pre-paid packaging to return the device. Upon receipt of the device, consumers will be issued a refund of $299.
This recall began on March 2, 2022.
The CPSC Recall Number for this item is 22-089.
Is Fitbit Still in Business?
Fitbit was acquired by Google in January 2021. In March 2023, Google announced plans to shut down the Fitbit account system and move existing users to Google accounts. Google discontinued Fitbit’s PC and Mac syncing in 2022, so it is no longer possible to load music onto Fitbit devices.
Is There a Better Alternative to Fitbit?
Whether you want a smartwatch that can do it all or a simple device that can track your basics, there’s a better alternative to a Fitbit device. The Garmin Vivoactive 4, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, and the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 are some of the best alternatives to FitBit that you can choose from.
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Get a Free Fitbit Burn Lawsuit Evaluation With Our Attorneys
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Fitbit Burn Lawsuits. Our law firm is handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new burn injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Fitbit Burn Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by a recalled Fitbit Tracker, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to financial compensation by filing a Fitbit Burn Lawsuit and we can help.