EU warns that ENOX Safe-KID-One smartwatches contain several security flaws that let third-parties track and call children's watches.
For the first time, EU authorities have announced plans to recall a product from the European market because of a data privacy issue.
The product is Safe-KID-One, a children's smartwatch produced by German electronics vendor ENOX.
According to the company's website, the watch comes with a trove of features, such as a built-in GPS tracker, built-in microphone and speaker, a calling and SMS text function, and a companion Android mobile app that parents can use to keep track and contact their children.
The product is what most parents regularly look in a modern smartwatch but in a RAPEX (Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products) alert published last week and spotted by Dutch news site Tweakers, European authorities ordered a mass recall of all smartwatches from end users citing severe privacy lapses.