J.assign is not a function

I’m using AngularFire’s $bindTo and sometimes I get this error in the console:

TypeError: j.assign is not a function
  at g (angularfire.min.js:12)
  at e (angularfire.min.js:12)
  at Object.e.bindTo (angularfire.min.js:12)
  at angularfire.min.js:12
  at processQueue (ionic.bundle.js:21901)
  at ionic.bundle.js:21918
  at Scope.$get.Scope.$eval (ionic.bundle.js:23108)
  at Scope.$get.Scope.$digest (ionic.bundle.js:22927)
  at Scope.scopePrototype.$digest (hint.js:1468)
  at Scope.$get.Scope.$apply (ionic.bundle.js:23217)

I’m using Ionic 1.0.0-rc.5 and AngularFire 1.1.1.
I haven’t noticed anything breaking because of it so I’m just wondering if this is something I need to worry about?

It means you are trying to define a $scope variable that you already defined. For example:
$scope.person = {name: "Bob", friend: "Samantha"} var ref = new Firebase("https://my-firebase.firebaseio.com/people/bob") var obj = $firebaseObject(ref); obj.$bindTo("person", $scope);
This will give you the j.assign error as you were saying.