Fitbit Recalls Ionic Smartwatches Due to Burn Hazard; One Million Sold in the U.S
Fitbit Ionic smartwatches
The lithium-ion battery in the Ionic smartwatch can overheat, posing a burn hazard.
March 02, 2022
About 1 million in the U.S. (In addition, about 693,000 were sold internationally)
|Ionic FB503CPBU||Slate Blue/Burnt Orange|
|Ionic FB503GYBK||Charcoal/Smoke Gray|
|Ionic FB503WTGY||Blue Gray/Silver Gray|
|Ionic FB503WTNV||Adidas edition, Ink Blue & Ice Gray/Silver Gray|
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Ionic smartwatches 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. Fitbit will also provide participating consumers with a discount code for 40% off select Fitbit devices.
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).
Best Buy, Kohl’s, Target and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Fitbit.com from September 2017 through December 2021 for between $200 to $330. Fitbit stopped production of Ionic in 2020.
Fitbit LLC (f/k/a Fitbit, Inc.), of San Francisco, Calif.