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Fitbit recalls Force smart band following skin irritation complaints

22
Feb
2014

Fitbit is recalling its Fitbit Force smart fitness wristband following skin irritation reports from various users, after initially offering replacement devices or refunds to those people affected by the unexpected skin rashes. The company will reimburse buyers, and plans to release a new Force model that will hopefully not cause similar side effects from sustained wear, TechCrunch reports. “From the beginning, we’ve taken this matter very seriously. We hired independent labs and medical experts to conduct a thorough investigation, and have now learned enough to take further action. The materials used in Force are commonly found in many consumer products, and affected users are likely experiencing an allergic reaction to these materials,” Fitbit said. According to Fitbit CEO James Park

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