Fitbit Recalling Fitbit Force Amid Skin Irritation, Rashes

Fitbit ForceIt wasn’t just an unnamed Engadget editor who got a rash after using the Fitbit Force. Turns out, the fitness band has been causing lots of people skin irritation. So many, in fact, that the company is halting sales of the product, and has issued a voluntary recall for units already sold. In a statement, the company said that a small number of users have been affected, and that it decided to stop sales after consulting with “independent labs and medical experts.” All told, Fitbit will refund users the full retail value if they decide to turn their band in — just like Jawbone did when it turned out the original Up band was defective. For now, if you’re in the market for a fitness tracker, we suggest you instead look into the Jawbone Up24 or the Nike+ FuelBand SE. As for Fitbit, you can still buy the Flex, which has a similar wristband form factor.

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