All Basis Peak fitness watches recalled over burn concernsAfter Intel could not come up with a software fix, every Basis Peak watch is being recalled. Customers will receive a full refund.
A fitness watch is getting recalled over burn concerns. Basis, an Intel subsidiary, announced the company is recalling its Basis Peak fitness watch. The concern is that the Peak can overheat and lead to burns or blisters on your skin. The company explained that it hoped to solve the problem through a software update. However, Basis said it could not come up with a solution without completely compromising the user experience. Basis also recommends that if you have a Basis Peak, to stop wearing it right away. The company will also stop support for the Peak immediately. Data will be accessible to users until the end of 2016. After that, Peak services will no longer work. If you have a Basis Peak fitness watch, head on over to support. mybasis.com. There, you can fill out a form to receive a shipping label. Basis says that it expects refunds to be processed about ten days after it receives the watch from users. Customers will receive a full refund on the Basis Peak. The company says this recall is not optional, and it affects all Basis Peak watches regardless of when they were made, or sold. Intel bought Basis Science in 2014. The deal was rumored to be somewhere in the 100 to $150 million range. However, no official financial terms were disclosed. That's it for this tech news update. I'm Ayaz Actar, and you can stay on top of the biggest stories at cnet.com/update.