On Thursday, February 20, the CEO of Fitbit James Park announced the company is voluntarily recalling its fitness tracker the Force wristband due to reports of skin irritation.
Early this year, Force wristband users began complaining about skin rashes. Through its analysis, the company found that the irritation is not caused by the device’s electrical components, but are a result of contact dermatitis, which is a kind of localized skin irritation that results from the skin’s exposure to certain allergens.
The company said it will no longer sell the fitness tracker wristband, and added that they have already set up an online site dedicated for returns and refund transactions.
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