The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for over 1 million Fitbit Force fitness wristbands after receiving more than 10,000 complaints of rashes, including 250 complaints involving blistering. In some cases, the rashes are very serious — hundreds of people have posted graphic photos online.
Free Fitbit Rash Class Action Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or your loved one was injured by the recalled Fitbit Force wristband, contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. If you file a lawsuit or join a Fitbit rash class action lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
What Causes Fitbit Rashes?
Fitbit rashes, also known as allergic contact dermatitis, are hypersensitive skin reactions. Most cases occur due to an irritant — such as dyes, metals, adhesives, or chemicals — no one knows what causes Fitbit rashes.
According to Fitbit chief executive and co-founder James Park:
“A very limited number of Fitbit Force users who have been experiencing skin irritation, possibly as a result of an allergy to nickel. … Other users are likely experiencing an allergic reaction to the materials used in the strap or the adhesives used to assemble the product.”
However, on the company’s forum, many people developed rashes who did not have nickel allergies. The company hired an independent lab, but no definite cause was discovered. In a statement published February 20 on the company’s website, experts ruled out the battery or electrical components.
One victim, Kim Reichelt, posted graphic photos of her Fitbit rash on Twitter, but complained that she did not know what was causing the reaction:
“Maybe it’s just a rash, maybe it’s like getting poison ivy and it will be fine, but maybe there is something toxic in my blood stream.”
What is the problem?
Schmidt & Clark, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are filing individual lawsuits as opposed to a Fitbit rash class action lawsuit. Contact us for more information if you developed any of the following injuries:
- Serious inflammation, swelling, or pain
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Long healing time
- Medical expenses
About Class Action Lawsuits
Class action lawsuits are a popular way to resolve a large number of similar legal claims. Instead of everyone filing a lawsuit alone, plaintiffs consolidate their individual claims into one lawsuit and choose a “class representative.” Lawyers use this person’s case to argue for compensation for everyone.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action Lawsuit
Class actions are useful for minor injuries, but a Fitbit class action lawsuit could have disadvantages for people who were seriously injured by a defective product. Members of a class action could be forced to accept high attorneys’ fees and a “low-ball settlement” — and never see their case presented before a judge or jury.
Our trial lawyers provide individualized, personal legal representation. We believe that victims of defective products deserve justice and maximum compensation for severe injuries, including economic and non-economic damages like pain and suffering, medical expenses, permanent injuries, and more.
Do I have a Fitbit Rash Class Action Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial attorneys 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 rash class action lawsuit, and our lawyers can help.