Skip Nav
Digital Life
These Kinetic Sand Videos Will Quickly Put Your Mind at Ease
yik yak
Sorry, but If You Relate to These 15 Things, You're Officially Old
Tech News
iOS 10 Is Going to Be a Game Changer

Fitbit Force Skin Irritation Refund

Fitbit Recalls All Force Activity Trackers — How to Get Your Refund

Popular fitness gadget company Fitbit issued a recall this week of its latest activity tracker, the Fitbit Force, citing user reports of skin irritation. Though James Park, Fitbit cofounder and CEO, notes that only 1.7 percent of Force users have reported any physical reactions to wearing the device, the company has stopped selling Force and is now conducting a voluntary recall of the product.

While the Force first hit store shelves in October 2013, it was earlier this year in January that the Force started to make headlines as customers noticed rashes appearing on their wrists under the tracker. Independent tests performed by Fitbit have not noted any battery or electrical issues that can be blamed for the reactions. "Some users," Fitbit states, "may be reacting to the nickel present in the surgical grade stainless steel used in the device."

For those who don't want to take the chance of their skin developing a reaction to the Force, Fitbit has created a web page to process all refunds and offers a customer hotline: 888-656-6381. Once customers have returned the Fitbit Force return kit, a reimbursement check for the $130 cost of the tracker will be sent in two to six weeks.

Have you seen any signs of skin irritation when wearing the Fitbit Force? If not, do you still intend to return the wrist tracker?

Source: Fitbit

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
9 Smart Design Ideas I'd Love To Have At Home
Before and After Weight Loss: Amanda
Google Android N
How Exercise Can Help You Make Friends
iOS 10 Details
Pokemon Go For Fitness
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Cases

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
X