Users of the Fitbit Tracker may develop allergic reactions resulting in redness, rashes or blistering. As a result of these problems, a nationwide Fit Bit recall was issued on March 12, 2014.
Which Devices are Affected by the Fitbit Recall?
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the March 2014 recall involves Fitbit ForceTM wireless activity-tracking wristbands with the following model #s: FB402BK, FB402BKS, FB402SL & FB402SLS. The Fitbit Tracker has multiple functions including pedometer, sleep monitor and watch. The device is constructed of plastic with steel casing & clasp and small LED readout. The screen is even with the top side of the band, and a control button is located on the bottom. Fitbit is approximately 3/4” wide and is sold in large and small sizes in black or slate colors. The model number is located on the back of the wristband under the charging port.
To date, CPSC has received nearly 10,000 reports of the Fitbit Tracker causing skin irritation, and approximately 250 reports of blister injuries. Wristbands affected by this recall were sold between Oct. 2013 and Feb. 2014 for around $130 at the following locations: AT&T, Apple Stores, Best Buy, Brookstone, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Radio Shack, REI, Sports Authority, Target, and on the Internet at Amazon.com & Fitbit.com. If you purchased a Fitbit Tracker affected by this recall, you should contact Fitbit Inc., of San Francisco to obtain a full refund.