Health Canada is warning anyone with multiple models of Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch to immediately stop using the device because its battery can overheat and cause burns.
The agency issued a joint product recall with Fitbit and consumer protection agencies in the United States and Mexico.
The watches affected include four models in different colors, each with a 3.6cm color LCD screen and a four-day lithium-ion battery life.
Fitbit, which was acquired by Google in January 2021 for $2.1 billion, will stop manufacturing the Ionic smartwatch in 2020.
Health Canada advises consumers to contact Fitbit for a refund.
Health Canada says Fitbit received 115 reports of watch battery overheating in the United States as of February 15, but that has not yet been reported in Canada or Mexico.
The company says approximately 70,561 units of the affected product were sold in Canada from August 2017 to August 2020.
The warnings come amid a joint recall with Health Canada, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Mexican consumer protection agency PROFECO and Fitbit LLC.
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