PARIS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – In early July, virtual reality headset maker Oculus (owned by Facebook – recently claimed “metaverse company”) issued a withdrawal of 4 million Oculus Quest 2 headphones for foam padding. your headphones. The move came after the company found that the inner foam of the VR headset was causing skin irritation problems, such as rashes on some users.
“As more people entered virtual reality with Quest 2, we began to receive reports that a very small percentage of Quest 2 customers experienced some skin irritation after using the removable foam facial interface,” he said. write Andrew Bosworth, the head of Facebook Reality Labs, last month. It is estimated that four million headsets were sold in the United States and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it had received 5,716 reports of irritation and 45 incidents that had required medical attention.
After stopping sales, last month Facebook resumed sales of the Oculus Quest 2 again with a new model that doubles onboard storage for the same original price (the original model only came with 64GB of memory while the newly released has 128 GB).
As a testament to how virtual reality has already acquired great relevance in society, the withdrawal caused disruptions in all industries, including the fashion industry, which has seen a new addition to virtual reality events after the pandemic. world. The upcoming CFS (Circular Fashion Summit, the world’s largest VR summit in the fashion industry) was not immune, as its ticket offerings include Oculus Quest 2 headphones to join the SPIN metavers. The app is available exclusively at the Oculus store, where the summit will take place. Therefore, the dates of the summit have been changed from 1 to 4 October 2021 a December 9-12, 2021.
Visit cfs.fashion for more information on CFS 2021 VR. Tickets are now available.
Circular Fashion Summit (CFS de lablaco)
Lablaco’s Circular Fashion Summit is the world’s leading virtual reality summit for fashion, which will take place from 9 to 12 December this year, in support of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Bringing together leaders in change, from design, technology and sustainability to share knowledge and, above all, to ignite immediate action on three measurable goals, accelerating a digitized circular economy for fashion.