The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for Step-It activity wristabnds that were included in Happy Meals from McDonald’s as featured toy.
There were over 70 reports of problems with the wristbands that prompted the recall. Some included reports of blisters being caused by the wristbands. The wristbands have also been reported to be causing burns.
Overall, 29 million of the wristbands have been recalled within the United States. The recalled wristbands were available in two styles, the “Activity Counter” and the “Light-up Band.” The wristbands were produced in China. The wristbands function as pedometers and also light up depending on the level of activity by the wearer.
On Wednesday, August 16, 2016, McDonald’s voluntarily stopped giving out the wristbands as a HAppy Meal toy because of safety concerns. Consumers can bring the wristbands back to any McDonald’s location for a new toy and their choice of yogurt or apple slices.
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