BearCare, Inc. Issues Recall of Walnut Smart Thermometers Due to Risks of Severe Injury and Burns During Operation
The FDA classifies this as a Class I recall, the most severe category. The devices could result in serious harm or even death.
The product involved in the recall is the Walnut Wearable Smart Thermometer, designated by the model number WT20. This specific recall pertains to the batch number 20221115W002, with a total of 979 units being pulled back in the U.S. These thermometers were distributed between the period of December 1, 2022, and April 1, 2023. The company, recognizing the potential hazards, initiated the recall process on May 10, 2023.
The Walnut Wearable Smart Thermometer, which can be recharged, is a reusable device that can be synchronized with a mobile phone application. It is designed for domestic use, providing continuous temperature monitoring for infants and children aged 0 to 6 years old.
Components provided: (1) thermometer device; (2) base unit; (3) adhesive tape; (4) instruction manual; (5) charging cord.
Why the Recall is Occurring?
BearCare, Inc. has initiated a recall of the Walnut Wearable Smart Thermometer following instances of skin damage and irritation linked to the device’s usage. The thermometer could potentially overheat and leak harmful chemicals, leading to skin irritation, burns, other severe injuries, or even death. BearCare, Inc. has received five complaints regarding this issue.
Who Could Be Affected?
Children, infants, and newborns who use the Walnut Wearable Smart Thermometer.
Parents and caregivers who utilize the Walnut Wearable Smart Thermometer for their infant or young child.
Recommended Course of Action
BearCare, Inc. dispatched an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter to customers and issued a press statement on May 10, 2023, outlining the following suggested steps:
For Consumers – Immediately cease the usage of any Walnut Thermometers powered by rechargeable batteries. Seek prompt medical attention if you notice any skin burns or irritation on your child after using the device. Confirm you have received the recall notification via email at [email protected]. Return all Walnut Thermometers that use rechargeable batteries to BearCare for inspection. A prepaid shipping label can be requested by sending an email to [email protected].
For Retailers – Instantly pull all rechargeable Walnut Thermometers from online sales platforms and return the products to BearCare.
Customers seeking further information should reach out to BearCare, Inc. at [email protected].
Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit for Injuries and Burns Caused by the Recalled Product
If you or a loved one has suffered from injuries or burns due to the use of the recalled Walnut Wearable Smart Thermometer, you may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit. Parker Waichman LLP, a renowned law firm specializing in product liability, stands ready to assist you in seeking justice and compensation for the harm suffered.
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