Rashes Caused by Fitbit Leads To Lawsuit

Fitbit is a device to help track your blood pleasure and measure steps you’ve taken and other health information. The product has become widely popular and is taken over 70% of the market.

However, consumers have begun complaining about rashes forming from wearing the product.

The first complaints of rashes surfaced from people who had purchased the Fitbit Force.

Fitbit inc., based in San Francisco, recalled one million Force Fitbit in February 2014 due to nearly 10,000 complaints received from Fitbit users.

Rashes caused by FitbitThe company claimed that those who experienced the rashes were basically having an allergic reaction to the adhesives that were being used on the Force which contained nickel on the stainless steel casing.

The Force was discontinued and newer models were released such as the Surge, Charge, and Charge HR at the end of 2014.

A consumer claimed within the first week after they purchased the Charge.

Fitbit had promised the adhesive on the newer models wouldn’t physically make contact with the skin, but complaints of rashes have been surfacing all over social media.

On March 2014, a personal injury lawsuit was filed for the Force and Flex models on behalf of Fitbit Force users.

CEO of Fitbit Inc., James Park, had claimed in October 2014 that tests results showed there were no issues with the battery or electrical systems. However, further investigation showed that chemicals from the battery might have been a plausible cause for the rashes.

On May 22nd a personal injury lawsuit was filed against Fitbit in connection with complaints of rashes caused from the newer models of the Fitbit on behalf of Fitbit owners.


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