After a Wisconsin women suffered second-degree burns from an exploding Fitbit FIT Flex 2 last week, Fitbit today said it is safe to wear and buy its Flex 2 wearable device, USA Today reports.
Dina Mitchell, the woman, told a TV station that she had been reading when "the bracelet melted and I got pieces of plastic burned into my arm... I'm going to have a scar from this probably. Can you imagine what it would do to a child?"
Today, Fitbit responded to the situation in an email to USA Today.
"We are extremely concerned about Ms. Mitchell's report regarding her Flex 2 and take it very seriously, as the health and safety of our customers is our top priority," the statement read. "Fitbit products are designed and produced in accordance with strict standards and undergo extensive internal and external testing to ensure the safety of our users."
"We are not aware of any other complaints of this nature and see no reason for people to stop wearing their Flex 2," the company added.
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