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The company LOK8U makes GPS watches that are supposed to help locate children and at-risk adults in the event that they wander off or get lost. Its nu•m8+ wrist watch is designed specifically to be worn by children, so that any parent who accidentally loses a child can locate him or her using a cell phone or computer. If the watch is removed from the child’s wrist, a message is immediately sent to the parent’s phone and/or email along with the child’s location.

Sounds like a potentially useful product. But we have a client who put a nu•m8+ on her 18-month-old daughter only to later find a serious burn on the child’s wrist where the metal battery cover had come in contact with the skin. The burn was quite deep and painful. We have reported this to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, but would like to know if others have had the same experience with this product. If you or anyone you know have used a LOK8U, either the nu•m8+ locator watch for children or the Freedom locator watch for adults, and have been burned by it, please comment below and let us know. People need to be aware of these dangerous products.

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