Have you or someone you love suffered a burn or blister injury after wearing the Fitbit Force Activity Tracker? Are you considering filing a class action lawsuit against the makers of this device? If so, our lawyers can assist you.
Free Fitbit Class Action Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by the Fitbit Tracker, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by joining a Fitbit class action lawsuit or by filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Fitbit and we can help.
What is Fitbit?
Fitness trackers have come a long way in the past few years, as technological advances have turned common pedometers into revolutionary GPS devices that keep track of steps taken, calories burned, and even users’ sleep patterns. According to many fitness gurus, the Fitbit Force Wristband is a leader in this industry due to its ease of use, ability to sync data seamlessly, and quick feedback retrieval. Other similar products require checking another device (dashboard, computer or smartphone) to check the progress of their workout. The Fitbit Force Activity-Tracking Wristband was even noted in the Los Angeles Times as a highly recommended fitness accessory.
Fitbit Recalled Over Burn, Blister Injuries
Despite its popularity and array of features, the Fitbit Tracker has recently been associated with more than 9,900 reports of skin irritation and 250 cases of blistering. According to James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit of San Francisco, “While only 1.7% of Force users have reported any type of skin irritation, we care about every one of our customers… We have now learned enough to take further action. We have stopped selling Force and have decided to conduct a voluntary recall. We are offering a refund directly to consumers for full retail price.”
Fitbit Force Activity-Tracking Wristbands affected by the recall were sold between Oct. 2013 and Feb. 2014 for about $130 at these retailers: AT&T, Apple Stores, Best Buy, Brookstone, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Radio Shack, REI, Sports Authority, Target, and on Amazon.com & Fitbit.com. Consumers in possession of a defective Fitbit Tracker may contact the manufacturer for refund information.
How Does Fitbit Cause Skin Reactions?
In Park’s opinion, there may be several causes of skin reactions related to the Fitbit Tracker:
“Test results show that users are likely experiencing allergic contact dermatitis. All Force materials are commonly used in consumer products. However, 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.”
About Fitbit Class Action Lawsuits
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Fitbit Class Action Lawsuit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members that have been injured after using the Fitbit Force Activity-Tracking Wristband.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Fitbit Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Fitbit Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Fitbit Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Fitbit burn and blister cases in all 50 states.
Free Fitbit Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a burn or blister injury after using the Fitbit Force Activity-Tracking Wristband, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by joining a Fitbit class action lawsuit or by filing a personal injury lawsuit and we can help.