Burn Risk Prompts Intel Recall of Basis Peak Fitness Watches
The watch can overheat, leading to burns or blisters
Intel has issued a recall of its Basis Peak fitness watch due to a risk of burns to the wearer.
The watch may overheat, resulting in burns or blisters on the surface of the skin.
The recalled watches were sold from November 2014 until June 2016 on the Basis Science website and by select retailers for retail prices of approximately $139 to $199. The titanium version was sold for $299. The Basis Peak has also been sold abroad at prices stated in the currencies of the local markets.
Intel is aware that a small number of customers have reported discomfort, blistering, or burns on their wrist under the watch body. As of June 13, the known reported cases involved approximately 0.2 percent of the watches sold.
Consumers are urged to stop using the watch immediately and to return it to Basis Science, along with the charging cradle and other authorized accessories, for a full refund.
Although the company is stopping support for Basis Peak immediately, users can still access their data until December 31, 2016. After that date, the Basis Peak services will be turned off. Once this occurs, the watch will no longer be able to sync, which will cause it to stop working.
For more information or to return the watches, consumers can reach Basis Customer Support at (822) 622-7472.
Can you Use Money That Is Mistakenly Deposited Into Your Account?
Have you ever noticed that your bank account somehow had 'extra' money in it even though you knew for a fact it wasn't yours? If so, you are not alone. It happens more often than you would think. All it takes is for a bank teller to type in one wrong number at the time a deposit is being made.
Is the 10 and 2 Driving Position Now Dangerous in Newer Cars? If Your Car Has Airbags, You May Want To Change This Habit.
Advances in airbag technology have made 10 and two quite dangerous, according to the American Driver and Traffic Safety Association. The old position puts the driver's fingers, hands and arms in the way of the airbag, which deploys at speeds of nearly 250 mph.
It's Possible To Remove Minor Car Scratches With Whitening Toothpaste
Have you ever considered using toothpaste on your car to take out a few of those minor scratches? If the scratch hasn't yet penetrated the clearcoat, there is a good chance that you can fix the problem with a little bit of elbow grease and whitening toothpaste.
The Better Business Bureau Can't Really Do What You Think It Can Do
Tell all of your friends and family that you have some type of consumer complaint. We bet that at least half of them will tell you to contact the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for some kind of resolution. But can the BBB really help consumers? It really isn't what you think it is.