A product recall is a request by a manufacturer to have its’ product pulled from store shelves. The manufacturer also requests customers who purchased the product return it for a refund or product exchange.

What is Fitbit Force?

Fitbit Force, made by Fitbit Inc., is an activity tracker designed to be worn on the wrist. The band records a person’s activity such as number of steps walked and quality of sleep.

Has Fitbit Force Been Recalled?

Yes. The company recalled the activity tracker because of risks of:

  • Rashes
  • Burns
  • Skin irritation

What is Failure to Warn?

Failure to warn is one type of defective product legal theory. It requires a manufacturer to make its’ products reasonably safe for the intended purpose. Manufacturers have a duty to warn customers about any inherent dangers that can’t be eliminated without making the product inadequate. Customers who had an allergic reaction to Fitbit Force claim the company failed to warn about the skin irritation risks.

Are Customers Suing Fitbit for Any Other Reason?

Yes. Customers are suing for negligent misrepresentation, which means making a false statement of fact to trick someone into buying a product. The lawsuits also claim:

  • Intentional misrepresentation
  • Unfair competition
  • False advertising
  • Intentional misrepresentation

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit is a claim filed on by a plaintiffs on behalf of a group of individuals. The individuals suffer the same or similar injuries. A class action lawsuit has been filed against Fitbit based on its’ product being defective.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to File a Claim Against Fitbit Force?

It’s in your best interest to hire a personal injury lawyer. The lawyer will advise you of your legal rights regarding to sue and if should join a class action lawsuit.