On March 12, 2014, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission made the FitBit Force recall announcement official and mandatory. Consumers are advised to stop use of the FitBit Force until otherwise instructed. The company has also ceased selling the popular wearable tracking device and it also can no longer be sold on sites like EBAY or Craigslist.
This follows after an earlier announcement from FitBit CEO, James Park, on February 20, 2014 when he announced a voluntary recall of the FitBit Force stating test results show users are most likely experiencing contact allergic dermatitis after using the device. FitBit reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission it received 9,900 reports of the Force wristband causing skin irritation and an additional 250 reports of blistering.
If you own a FitBit Force, you are advised to contact the company for a full refund. The FitBit Force is a wearable device that works as a pedometer, sleep monitor as well as a watch. It first became available in October 2013, priced at about $130 USD.
For more information on the official recall, visit the page at US Consumer Product Safety Commission.