Fitbit Recalls More Than 1 Million Force Activity-Tracking Wristbands

Fitbit Force activity-tracking wristbands
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March 12, 2014

Fitbit is recalling more than one million wireless Force activity-tracking wristbands. Users can develop allergic reactions to the stainless steel casing, materials used in the strap, or adhesives used to assemble the product, resulting in redness, rashes or blistering where the skin has been in contact with the tracker.

This recall involves Fitbit Force wireless activity-tracking wristbands with model numbers FB402BK, FB402BKS, FB402SL and FB402SLS. The wristband operates as a pedometer, sleep monitor and watch. It is made of plastic with a stainless steel casing and clasp and a small LED display screen. The display screen is flush with the top side of the band and a control button is on one side of the band. The wristband is about 3/4 inch wide and comes in large and small sizes and in the colors black or slate. The model number is on the back of the recalled wristband below the charging port.

Fitbit has received about 9,900 reports of the wristband causing skin irritation and about 250 reports of blistering.

The recalled Fitbit Force activity-tracking wristbands were sold through AT&T, Apple Stores, Best Buy, Brookstone, Dick's Sporting Goods, Radio Shack, REI, Sports Authority, Target and other stores nationwide, as well as online from October 2013 to February 2014.

Consumers with the recalled wristbands should contact Fitbit for a full refund.

For additional information on this recall, contact Fitbit toll-free at 888-656-6381.

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