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Fitbit Force Sales Stopped and Recall Issued Because 1.7% of Users Reported Skin Irritation

Back in January, reports of the Fitbit Force activity tracker causing nasty skin irritation began to surface, causing the company to issue an apology and start an investigation into a potentially harmful threat. That investigation is now complete, and Fit.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  droidlifeFeb 21st, 2014

Fitbit Force skin irritation affects nearly 10,000 users, new recall notice issued

With continuing reports from Fitbit Force users of skin irritation apparently caused by the fitness tracker, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of the device and suspended sales.The post Fitbit Force skin irritation affects near.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 13th, 2014

Fitbit recalls its Force wristband

Only 1.7 percent of customers are affected by rashes caused by Fitbit, company says.     Fitbit has issued a recall and halted sales of its latest Fitbit Force wristband due to reports of skin irritation. Fitbit CEO James Park wrote Fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2014

The Force is no longer with us: Fitbit stops sales, issues recall over health tracker complaints

Fitbit’s Force, a health-tracking wristband that’s truly difficult to talk about without the occasional Star Wars pun, is being taken off the market. Following complaints about skin irritation from some users, Fitbit announced today that it wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2014

FitBit Force sales halted, recalled after causing skin irritation for some users

FitBit announced on Friday that it will voluntarily recall its Force fitness tracker, following a "small number" of customers seeing skin irritation after normal use.  FitBit said a small percentage of Force customers reported the issue. However it........»»

Category: tabletsSource:  pocket-lintRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2014

Fitbit says reports of skin irritation with the Charge “differ greatly” from Force complaints

Fitbit faced a setback earlier this year when it was forced to recall the Force Band, a newly launched product, due to complaints of skin irritation from users. Now there’s... Fitbit faced a setback earlier this year when it was forced to recall.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated NewsDec 15th, 2014

FitBit Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over The Force Fitness Tracker

FitBit now faces a class-action lawsuit over rashes caused by the FitBit Force. The company previously issued public statements and recalled the product after 1.7% of Force users had reported an irritation. But that’s apparently not good enough for .....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 21st, 2014

Almost 10,000 people have reported skin irritation caused by Fitbit Force

The ranks of wearable tech is growing by the day, but at least one band is running into some wristy business. Following a voluntary recall and refund program for the Fitbit Force launched last month, it's now come to light that the company has received 9,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2014

Fitbit has received nearly 10,000 reports of skin irritation from Force owners

Fitbit kicked off a refund program last month after learning its Force activity tracker caused skin irritation in a "small percentage" of users, and now we're finally getting a better sense of the situation. According to the official recall notice........»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated NewsMar 12th, 2014

Fitbit Force Recall Affects Around 1M Units In The U.S And 28K In Canada, Per CPSC

Fitbit issued a voluntary recall of its Fitbit Force after discovering that prolonged use could lead to skin irritation likely due to allergy to some of the materials used in its construction, but now the recall is official with the U.S. Consumer Product .....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 12th, 2014

Fitbit halts sales of the Force fitness tracker due to skin-irritation issues, recalls existing units

It wasn't just an unnamed Engadget editor who got a rash after using the Fitbit Force. Turns out, the fitness band has been causing lots of people skin irritation. So many, in fact, that the company is halting sales of the product, and has issued a........»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2014

Allergic reactions cause Fitbit to recall wrist-worn Force fitness tracker

Apparent skin irritation issues have forced Fitbit to cease sales of its wrist-worn, iPhone-compatible Force, and also to recall units of the fitness tracker that are already on the market.    .....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2014

Fitbit recalls Force over skin irritation complaints

Fitbit is halting sales of its Force flagship fitness tracker, and recalling all existing units already on users' wrists, after a spate of skin irritation issues. The issue - which … Continue reading.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2014

Fitbit issues recall of Force fitness tracker and stops sales over skin irritation complaints

Fitbit issues recall of Force fitness tracker and stops sales over skin irritation complaints.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2014

Fitbit halts sales of the Force fitness tracker due to skin irritation issues, recalls existing units

It wasn't just an unnamed Engadget editor who got a rash after using the Fitbit Force. Turns out, the fitness band has been causing lots of people skin irritation. So many, in fact, that the company is halting sales of the product, and has issued a........»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2014

Fitbit Charge is causing skin irritations, but Fitbit says it"s not to blame

Earlier this year, Fitbit was hit with complaints that the Fitbit Force was causing skin irritation for a large number of users. That was then recalled and replaced/succeeded by the Fitbit Surge and Fitbit Charge. Problem solved? Not quite.It appears that.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2014

Fitbit receives skin irritation complaints over Charge fitness tracker

Fitbit is under fire from some users of a recently-launched fitness tracker, as skin-related issues are starting to resurface. The Fitbit Charge, an updated version of the Fitbit Force from last year, has been subject to complaints from some users claimin.....»»

Category: topSource:  electronistaRelated NewsDec 16th, 2014

Fitbit: skin irritations were allergies, new wristbands have a warning

Fitbit recalled its Force wearable back in February after owners reported skin irritation, but after an investigation, says it will not do the same for the Fitbit Flex. The New York Times reports that the company and the Consumer Product Safety........»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated NewsOct 18th, 2014

Fitbit says Force skin irritations were allergies, new wristbands have a warning

Fitbit recalled its Force wearable back in February after owners reported skin irritation, but after an investigation, says it will not do the same for the Fitbit Flex. The New York Times reports that the company and the Consumer Product Safety........»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated NewsOct 18th, 2014

Razer delays Nabu wearable device for hypoallergenic testing

Razer is delaying the release of its Nabu connected wristband, in order to make sure the device is safe to wear. In the wake of the Fitbit Force skin irritation fiasco, which saw users complain of rashes on their skin where the band was worn, the gaming p.....»»

Category: topSource:  electronistaRelated NewsApr 11th, 2014

Razer Nabu wearables delayed in Fitbit reaction

If you owned - or own - a Fitbit Force this season, you know there’s been a bit of trouble with users complaining of skin irritation. In light of this, … Continue reading.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsApr 12th, 2014