Fitbit Recalls Force Activity-Tracking Wristband Due to Risk of Skin Irritation

Recall Details

In conjunction with


About 1,000,000 in the U.S. and about 28,000 in Canada


This recall involves Fitbit ForceTM wireless activity-tracking wristbands with model numbers FB402BK, FB402BKS, FB402SL and FB402SLS. 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 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.


The firm has received about 9,900 reports of the wristband causing skin irritation and about 250 reports of blistering.


Consumers should contact Fitbit for a full refund.

Sold at

ATT, Apple Stores, Best Buy, Brookstone, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Radio Shack, REI, Sports Authority, Target and other stores nationwide, and online at and from October 2013 to February 2014 for about $130.


Fitbit Inc., of San Francisco 


Fitbit Inc., of San Francisco 


Flextronics Sales Marketing AP Ltd., of Port Louis, Mauritius

Manufactured in


Mar 12, 2014 | Category: CPSC Recalls (all) | Comments: none