After issuing a mass recall for the Fitbit Force earlier this year, the brand is stating that it will issue allergy-related warnings as well as a sizing guide to prevent users from wearing the fitness bands too tightly. The new warnings will first make their way onto the Flex, which will come with a label stating that it contains nickel, a common allergen found in many consumer electronic devices.
An investigation carried out by Consumer Product Safety Commission found that the Flex did not warrant a recall, and that the warnings would suffice. Fitbit also conducted tests of its own, and has found the following:
In a letter sent to consumers, CEO James Park assured that the findings obtained from the tests were taken into account for the upcoming Charge and Charge HR fitness trackers.
We are now confident that our users who experienced allergic contact dermatitis likely reacted either to very small levels of methacrylates...or, to a lesser degree, nickel in the stainless steel casing.
What do you guys make of Fitbit's statements?