Fitness tracker Fitbit Force recalled over reports of adverse skin reactions

fitbit forceAn online report published on Monday, February 24 revealed that Fitbit voluntarily recalled its fitness tracker the Force wristband over reports of skin irritation on February 20.

Fitbit CEO James Park said in a statement that almost 2% of Force wristband users experienced skin irritation. He further stated that the rashes might be the skin’s adverse reaction to certain substances found in the product’s strap or adhesives.

The company also announced it has created a website for users who want to return the Force wristband for reimbursement.

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Five Baxter IV solutions recalled due to particulate matter contamination

sodium chlorideOne lot of 5% dextrose injection and four lots of 0.9% sodium chloride injection have been voluntarily recalled by Baxter International Inc. on December 27 after the company found that its intravenous solutions are contaminated with particulate matter, which may potentially cause blood vessel obstruction.

IV solutions being recalled were distributed in the United States between May 2012 and October 2013. Lots being recalled are:

  • 5% Dextrose Injection (100 mL) with Lot No. P285288 (Code: 2B0089)
  • 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Injection (50 mL) with Lot No. P297283 (Code: 2B1308)
  • 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Injection (100 mL) with Lot No. P292326 (Code: 2B1302)
  • 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Injection (100 mL) with Lot No. P293993 (Code: 2B1302)
  • 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Injection (100 mL) with Lot No. P293514 (Code: 2B1309)

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