Fitbit has voluntarily agreed to recall and stop selling its Fitbit Force fitness-tracking bracelets after multiple complaints from consumers who developed rashes on their wrists. The Fitbit Force is a silicone wristband pedometer that tracks consumers’ activity, like their distance traveled and calories burned while displaying the information on the wristband, computer, or phone.
Consumers have complained that the Fitbit Force has caused skin irritation, blisters, rashes, and itchy dry patches whenever the Fitbit was worn. Some required medical attention and were treated with a topical steroid. A Fitbit spokesperson stated that the rashes were most likely an allergic reaction to the nickel in the bracelet or an adverse reaction to the adhesives used in the assembly process.
Consumers with the recalled pedometer can contact Fitbit for information on how to get a refund. Fitbit will mail a kit to return the Force products by mail.
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