The European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch

Enox Safe-Kid-One a children’s wristwatch that allows the wearer to be easily contacted and located has been recalled by European Commission over concerns of safety and privacy.The device has a global positioning system (GPS), a microphone and speaker and is designed to allow parents to track the location of the children wearing it and contact them through an accompanying app. According to the commission’s alert, the communication system of the watch is unencrypted, which enables access to the data stored in the watch (e.g. location, phone numbers). Therefore, it is possible for hackers to send commands to the watch, to communicate with the child wearing the watch or locate the child.