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Fitbit faces lawsuit over skin rashes

Fitbit Force
Source: Fitbit
Fitbit Force

A San Diego law firm has filed a lawsuit alleging Fitbit misled customers in its marketing after nearly two percent of people who used the San Francisco company's latest wearable device developed skin irritations.

Last month, the company issued a voluntary recall of the Fitbit Force after complaints of rashes and blisters, and agreed to provide full refunds. But Gomez Law attorney John Fiske said in an interview that the company didn't provide adequate disclosures or a complete explanation of the medical issues.

The case calls on Fitbit to notify and provide full refunds to everyone who bought the Fitbit Force in California. The suit was filed on behalf of a client, but seeks class action status.

(Read more: Wearables coming to a workplace near you)

Re/code has the whole story.

By James Temple, Re/code.net.

CNBC's parent NBC Universal is an investor in Re/code's parent Revere Digital, and the companies have a content-sharing arrangement.

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