Recently covered in the news, McDonalds has issued a recall of their “Step-It” activity wrist bands which were included in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals sold in the US and Canada from August 12th through August 17th, 2016. A total of 29 million units in the US and 3.6 million units in Canada are being recalled.
Over 70 reports ranging from skin irritations to blisters forming have been received by McDonalds. With the company stating that these should be immediately taken away from kids who have these. A replacement toy, and “either a yogurt tube or bag of apple slices” will be made available to those returning the recalled toy.
Additional details as released by the United States Consumer product Safety Commission:
“This recall involves “Step-iT” activity wristbands, which come in two styles—“Activity Counter” and a motion-activated “Light-up Band.” The Activity Counter comes in translucent plastic orange, blue or green and features a digital screen that tracks a child’s steps or other movement. The Light-up Band comes in translucent plastic red, purple, or orange and blinks light with the child’s movement. Both styles of activity wristbands have a square face with the words “STEP-iT” printed on them and a button to depress and activate the wristband. The back of the square face contains the etched words “Made for McDonald’s.” “