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McDonald's issues voluntary recall for activity bands


McDonald's today announced a voluntary recall for "STEP-iT" activity bands distributed with Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals.

The recall comes after more than 70 customers reported skin irritations and burns from wearing the band.

The bands were supposed to encourage young children to be active every day.

McDonald's says approximately 33 million wristbands were manufactured, but many have not been distributed to customers. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), says about 29 million units were intended for the U.S., with about 3.6 million planned for Canada.

The wristbands came in a variety of translucent colors and featured a digital screen. The CPSC says that the gadgets were distributed by McDonald’s from August 9 through August 17. The government agency advises customers to remove the recalled wristbands and return them to a local McDonald’s for a replacement toy or snack.

In a statement, McDonald’s spokesperson Terri Hickey said, “"We are now asking customers who have the activity bands to stop wearing them and return to any McDonald's for a free replacement toy and a choice of a yogurt or apple slices. We apologize to our customers who were impacted and for the inconvenience this recall has caused."

Use this link to get more information from the McDonald's website.


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