Facebook is giving the Oculus Quest 2 a storage bump and recalling its foam face masks

“As more people entered into VR with Quest 2, we began getting reports that an extremely little portion of Quest 2 customers experienced some skin inflammation after utilizing the removable foam facial user interface that comes with Quest 2 and is likewise sold individually, including as a part of the Fit Pack,” Bosworth makes up. Business is now willingly remembering all Quest 2 and Quest 2 Fit Pack foam interfaces in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). That in theory includes all Quest 2 headsets delivered in both countries, plus the Quest 2 Fit Packs (which include 2 additional face user interfaces of various sizes) and any replacements that were offered individually or delivered under service warranty.

“As more individuals got into VR with Quest 2, we began receiving reports that an extremely little portion of Quest 2 consumers experienced some skin swelling after using the detachable foam facial user interface that comes with Quest 2 and is likewise sold independently, consisting of as a part of the Fit Pack,” Bosworth composes. The company is now willingly remembering all Quest 2 and Quest 2 Fit Pack foam interfaces in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). “As more individuals entered into VR with Quest 2, we began getting reports that an extremely small portion of Quest 2 clients experienced some skin inflammation after using the removable foam facial user interface that features Quest 2 and is likewise offered individually, consisting of as a part of the Fit Pack,” Bosworth composes. The business is now voluntarily remembering all Quest 2 and Quest 2 Fit Pack foam user interfaces in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Facebook is stopping briefly around the world sales of the Oculus Quest 2 while it upgrades the headsets storage and alters its foam facial covers with a new silicone design. And all present Quest 2 owners can ask for a totally free silicone mask online to change their foam one, thanks to a recall after some users reported skin inflammation.
Facebook Reality Labs head Andrew Bosworth revealed the news in a post today. “As more people participated in VR with Quest 2, we started receiving reports that a really small part of Quest 2 customers experienced some skin inflammation after making use of the removable foam facial interface that includes Quest 2 and is also offered separately, consisting of as a part of the Fit Pack,” Bosworth makes up. “While the rate of reports is little and most of reported cases are small, were devoted to guaranteeing our products are comfortable and safe for everybody who utilizes them.”
The company is now willingly recalling all Quest 2 and Quest 2 Fit Pack foam interface in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Owners can follow the guidelines on Oculus site to get a replacement– youll need your account login, headset recognition number, and an address in one of its supported countries. Even if youre amongst the majority with no negative reaction, the Quests foam headset can take in sweat throughout workout and is tougher to tidy than a smooth face cover, so a silicone mask might be a welcome modification.
The CPSC provided some more information about the variety of complaints– and perhaps some rough sales numbers for the Quest 2. It said it had actually gotten 5,716 reports of occurrences of skin inflammation and “roughly 45 reports of customers that needed medical attention,” while the recall impacted “about 4 million” systems in the United States and “about 172,600” in Canada. That in theory consists of all Quest 2 headsets delivered in both nations, plus the Quest 2 Fit Packs (that include two additional face interfaces of different sizes) and any replacements that were offered independently or shipped under service warranty.
Facebook at first revealed the foam irritation issue in December of 2020, stating that “about 0.01 percent of individuals” utilizing the Quest 2 skilled momentary soreness, bumps, or swelling. It compared the swelling to that in many cases set off by foam in motorcycle helmets or ski safety glasses, highlighting that its numerous from the regular imprints or swelling you may see from the weight of the headset itself.
The Quest 2 storage growth, on the other hand, was reported recently following a leaked seller item description. It wont modification the $299 base expense of the headset, and Oculus will still provide a 256GB style for $399 when the upgrade launches in August– although after the upgrade, the difference in between the 2 will be less plain.
Update 12:00 PM ET: Added detail on the recall from the CPSCs upgrade.