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Fitbit Flex 2 explosion leaves woman with wrist burns

26 April 2017

According to Ars Technica, a Wisconsin woman told ABC News that her new Fitbit Flex 2 activity tracker "exploded" on her wrist while she read a book. Dina Mitchell was treated at an area urgent care provider the next day and was left with second-degree burns on her wrist.

Flex 2 - Image: Fitbit
Flex 2 - Image: Fitbit

After the device combusted, Mitchell quickly removed it from her wrist. Doctors allegedly had to remove small pieces of rubber and plastic from her arm left by the melting device. Mitchell had the Flex 2 for about two weeks before the incident.

Fitbit offered Mitchell a free replacement device and told Ars Technica it was actively investigating the issue. It said it was not aware of any similar complaints so could see no reason for people to stop wearing their Flex 2 trackers.

A few years ago, Fitbit came under fire after about 2% of users suffered from a skin rash while wearing its Force tracker. The company voluntarily recalled that device and stopped selling it.


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