Provata Health has issued a recall for promotional activity tracker wristbands due to overheating while the user is wearing it or when charging, posing a burn hazard.
This recall involves the Provata activity fitness tracker. The wristbands were given to consumers as a promotional giveaway and feature a digital display, a charging terminal, a heart rate and step detector with Bluetooth technology. They were distributed in three colors: black, blue or mint green. The packaging displays the word “Provata” and “Activity Tracker [color]” printed on the front cover.
About 30,000 units were distributed as a free promotional item from August 2017 through July 2018 in mailings nationwide and in-person during employer wellness events in Oregon, North Carolina and Arizona.
The firm has received 13 reports of the activity tracker overheating during use or while charging, including three reports of burns to the wrist.
Consumers should immediately stop wearing or charging the recalled wristbands and contact Provata Health for instructions on how to receive a free replacement wristband.