CPSC issues recall for Fitbit Force after users report skin problems

March 12, 2014 6:46:30 PM PDT
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an official recall for the Fitbit Force activity tracker after thousands of users developed allergic reactions to it.

The CPSC says about 9,900 users of the device have reported skin irritation on their wrists.

Another 250 people suffered blistering. One million of the devices are now under recall.

The CPSC told ABC7 News that it's rare for a company to offer a full refund like Fitbit is now doing.

"So in this situation we don't want anyone else to have blistering on their arms. So our message is take advantage of that refund. Get your money back and be safe," CPSC spokesperson said.