According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there is a current recall on McDonald’s Step-It wristbands, which have been distributed in Happy Meals. These colorful wristbands, as part of McDonald’s health conscious movement, were intended to help kids count steps and stay active. These colorful wristbands light up whenever there is movement.
McDonalds has received 70 complaints of burn incidents and seven reports of blisters after the wristbands were worn by children. The product was manufactured in China and made exclusively for McDonald’s restaurants. Approximately 29 million wristbands are being recalled in the United States. The Step-It wristbands were distributed in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals from August 9th to August 17th.
Both styles of the Step-It wristband are being recalled, the Activity Counter and the motion-activated Light Up Band. These wristbands can cause serious burn or skin irritation when worn. McDonalds representatives stated, “Consumers should immediately take the recalled wristbands from children and return them to any McDonalds for a free replacement toy and either a yogurt tube or bag of apple slices.”
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