Mass recall of smartwatches after customers complain of skin blistering and burns

Owners of the Intel Basic Peak activity band will be given full refunds

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Customers are being warned by a major manufacturer that their smartwatch is to be recalled after several complaints that the item was causing burns on the wearer.

Intel have reported that their Basic Peak activity band is to stopped being used and returned for a full refund.

Josh Walden, the senior vice president and general manager of Intel New Technology Group, released a full statement on the product today: "We are issuing this safety recall of the Basis Peak watch because the watch can overheat, which could result in burns or blisters on the skin surface."

"It is important that you stop using your watch immediately and return it. Although we are stopping support for Basis Peak immediately, you can access your data until December 31, 2016."

"After that date, the Basis Peak services will be turned off. Once we shut down the services, your watch will no longer be able to sync, which will cause it to stop working."

Any customers looking for information on how to return the product can find all of the relevant information here.