Fitbit Force Activity-Tracking Wristband Recall [US & Canada]


Canada HCSC RecallUS CPSC RecallUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Fitbit recalls some Force Activity-Tracking Wristbands due to chemical burn, skin irritation hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/uBSjY; HCSC: http://ht.ly/uBSoRFitbit Force Activity-Tracking Wristband

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Fitbit-Recalls-Force-Activity-Tracking-Wristband/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/38259r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some 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.

According to the CPSC, people wearing the recalled Wristband 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.

The firm has received about 9,900 reports of the wristband causing skin irritation and about 250 reports of blistering. Consumers should stop wearing the recalled Wristband and contact Fitbit for a full refund.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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CPSC recall number: 14-129
HCSC ID number: RA-38259
Recalls Direct RIN: 3217-2014
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