Over 10,000 people developed allergic contact dermatitis after wearing the Fitbit Force wristband, including many who had serious inflammation, swelling, blisters, rashes, and pain. Over 1 million of the fitness-tracking wristbands were recalled in March 2014.
Need a Fitbit Force Wristband Lawyer? If you or your loved one was injured by Fitbit Force, contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation. If you file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
Fitbit Force Wristband Recall
The Fitbit Force is a wireless activity-tracking wristband that was officially recalled in March 2014. The products have been on the market since October 2013.
Fitbit CEO James Park said in a statement:
“Some users may be reacting to the nickel present in the surgical grade stainless steel used in the device. Other users are likely experiencing an allergic reaction to the materials used in the strap or the adhesives used to assemble the product.”
How Serious are the Injuries?
To see proof of how serious these skin reactions can be, do a Google Image search for “Fitbit Rash”. You can also look at graphic photos one woman posted on her Twitter account showing severe blistering, peeling skin, swelling, redness, and inflammation.
What is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?
Allergic contact dermatitis is a hypersensitive skin reaction that occurs in response to irritating metals, dyes, chemicals, or other substances. It is not life-threatening, but it can take 2-4 weeks or more to heal. In serious cases, blisters and open sores can become infected. This can lead to scarring, skin discoloration, and disfigurement that takes months or even years to heal.
What is the problem?
Schmidt & Clark, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, instead of a class action, our lawyers are reviewing individual legal claims involving severe burn injuries. No one should have to suffer these injuries after wearing a wristwatch — contact our law firm for a free case evaluation.
About Class Actions
Class actions are useful when a large number of people have a relatively minor injury from the same defendant. They make sense when it would be too expensive for each person to file a lawsuit alone. Members of a class action join together, select a “class representative,” and hire a law firm to fight for compensation on behalf of the entire group.
Why Out Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Thousands of people have been injured by the Fitbit Force wristband, and it is possible that they may be able to consolidate their legal claims into a Fitbit Force wristband class action. However, for individuals who were severely injured by blistering, infection, scarring, or disfigurement, a class action could have disadvantages. Plaintiffs could be forced to accept high attorney’s fees and a “low ball settlement.” Our lawyers believe everyone who was injured by this product deserves a trial lawyer who will fight for their individual right to compensation and justice.
Do I have a Fitbit Force Wristband Class Action?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Fitbit Force lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Need a Fitbit Force Lawyer? Again, if you or a loved one was injured by the Fitbit Force, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit or joining a Fitbit Force wristband class action, and our lawyers can help.