The European Commission has ordered the recall of a children’s smartwatch because it leaves them open to being contacted and located by attackers.
In its recall alert, the Commission said the Enox Safe-Kid-One device posed a “serious” risk.
Data sent to and from the watch was unencrypted allowing data to be easily taken and changed, it said.
Enox said the decision was “excessive” and added that it had appealed against the ruling.
The recall is believed to be the first issued because a product does not protect user data.
“A malicious user can send commands to any watch making it call another number of his choosing, can communicate with the child wearing the device or locate the child through GPS,” wrote the Commission in its alert notice.
It has directed public authorities across Europe to recall the product from end users.