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Fitbit, Inc. recalls Force Activity-Tracking Wristband
- Starting date:
- March 12, 2014
- Posting date:
- March 12, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Chemical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Fitbit, Inc.
Fitbit Force Activity-Tracking Wristband
This recall involves Fitbit Force™ wireless activity-tracking wristbands with model number: FB402BK-CAN, FB402BKS-CAN, FB402SL-CAN, FB402SLS-CAN.
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 2 centimetres (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.
UPC numbers are:
Users 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 wristband.
Fitbit, Inc. has received at least 50 reports of skin irritation related to the use of this product in Canada.
Health Canada has received two reports from consumers of skin irritation related to the use of this product.
Approximately 28,000 units of affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 1,000,000 were imported from China to the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from October 2013 to February 2014 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
What you should do
Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and contact Fitbit, Inc. for a full refund. Any consumer who experiences skin irritation even after discontinuing use of the device should seek medical attention.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.