A recall is request by a manufacturer to have its’ products pulled from the market and returned. The manufacturer typically offers a refund or new product in exchange for the defective product. The company Fitbit recalled its’ Fitbit Force because of a defect.

What Is Fitbit Force?

Fitbit Force is an activity tracker designed to be worn around the wrist. The tracker records a person’s activity such as number of steps taken. Fitbit Force was sold from October 2013 to February 2014 for approximately $130.

Why was the Product Recalled?

Fitbit Force allegedly causes allergic contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin irritation that occurs because of hypersensitive immune response. Such irritants include metals, chemicals, or dyes recat with skin’s protein. Symptoms of allergic contact dermatitis include:

  • Burns
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Inflammation
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Blisters
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring

What Is the Fitbit Force Class Action Lawsuit?

The Fitbit Force lawsuit has been filed by several individuals claiming the company’s product is defective. They’ve developed severe skin irritation after wearing Fitbit Force. A class action lawsuit is a claim brought by a large group of plaintiffs on behalf of everyone who was injured by a product or service. The class action lawsuit against Fibit alleges that a group of people have been adversely affected by Fitbit’s product. 

What are the Requirements of a Class Action Lawsuit?

Some requirements of a class action lawsuit include:

  • Plaintiffs have a common question or law
  • Plaintiffs named in the lawsuit must adequately represent interests of an entire class
  • The class must be so large it would be impractical for individual lawsuits to be filed
  • The injuries alleged must be typical of the entire class

How Can People Sue Fitbit?

Customers alleged Fitbit Force is a defective product because the company failed to warn them about possible allergic reactions. Failure to warn occurs when a company doesn’t disclose the inherent risks associated with a product.

Should I Contact a Lawyer If I Was Injured?

Yes, if you were injured by Fitbit Force, contact a personal injury lawyer to file a claim.