Fitness tracker recalled for reports of burns

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(WPRI) — A fitness technology company has issued a recall for thousands of physical activity trackers due to reports that some users received burns to their wrists.

The fitness trackers were distributed by Provata Health and manufactured for the fitness company by an electronics company in China.

Approximately 30,000 fitness wristbands were given to consumers as a promotional giveaway through employer wellness events. The trackers have digital displays, a charging terminal on the back and track heart rate and steps taken and connect via Bluetooth to record data. They came in three colors: black, blue or mint green.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Provata has received 13 reports of the activity tracker overheating during use or while charging,with three people reporting burns.

Consumers are urged to stop wearing or charging the recalled wristbands, and to contact Provata Health for a replacement, either through their website by clicking “Recall” at the top of the home page, or by calling toll free (888) 343-9820 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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