Posted by on February 8, 2019 3:14 pm
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By B.N. Frank

From threatpost.com:

The European Commission has issued a recall for a popular smartwatch for children, citing “serious” privacy issues that could allow a bad actor to track or communicate with kids remotely.

The whole article is worth reading since it provides many examples of children’s wearables and IoT-connected toys where similar issues have also occurred.  For those not familiar with IoT or The Internet of Things, it has an almost 75% failure rate because it is so easily hacked.  This is why most security experts advise against using it on pretty much everything.

Threatpost.com only focused on privacy issues; however, most parents would likely want to know that in 2016, fast food chain McDonald’s issued a recall for children’s fitness trackers due to reports of skin irritation and BURNS. 

Burns, blistering, dizziness, fatigue, heart palpitations, literally being shocked, and various other unpleasant symptoms have all been reported many times by wearers of wearable devices.  There have been other recalls and Activist Post has reported about all of this before:

Fitbit Bummers Cause Stocks to Suffer: Burns, Explosions, Measurement Errors, Lawsuits, Rashes, Undesirable Symptoms, etc

Another Recall: Burn Baby, Burn — Fitness Tracker Inferno! 

Despite Various Unpleasant Symptoms Reported, Class Action Lawsuits Due to Inaccurate Heart Monitor Readings and Rashes, Fitbits Still Lauded as Beneficial

Shocking Fitbit Complaints: People Are Literally Being Shocked While Wearing Them. Perhaps the WiFi in Fitbits is Being Affected by Other Sources of WiFi and Electrosmog

Woman Claims Fitbit Alerted Her to Medical Issues. Decades of Research Confirms WiFi From The Fitbit Could Have Caused Her Medical Issues.

Fitbit Recalls Due to Rashes and Other Health Complaints. Video Shows How Much WiFi Radiation Is Emitted by One

Fitbit Recalls Due to Rashes. Reports of Dizziness, Erratic Pulse, Nausea, Pain, Headaches. Fitbits Operate Using WiFi. Whoomp! There It Is. 

Despite all of this, many doctors still seem to be oblivious to symptoms and illnesses associated with wearing these transmitting devices.  It’s also still legal for companies to manufacture, market, and sell these devices for children to wear.  Insane.

The article, "Children’s Smartwatch Recall Joins Long List of Wearables Recalls", was syndicated from and first appeared at: https://www.activistpost.com/2019/02/childrens-smartwatch-recall-joins-long-list-of-wearables-recalls.html.

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