Washington, DC: McDonald’s is recalling about about 29 million Step It Activity Wristbands in the US and a further 3.6 million units in Canada following more than 70 reports of incidents, including seven reports of blisters, after wearing the wristbands. The wristbands are for children.
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.”
The wristbands were distributed exclusively by McDonald’s restaurants nationwide from August 9, 2016 to August 17, 2016 with Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals.
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I got a watch from McDonald's and it left a mark in my grandson I got pictures
Posted by Catherine Hernandez
I, a grown adult, wore one with one of my friends daughter that we obtained from happy meals while on vacation in Anaheim. I felt one itchy blister then three the next day the entire area on my left wrist was blistered. I did not relate the wristband to that. The blisters itched so bad I scratched them, they opened and have left little white round shiny scars. Oh my! I saw the claims in regards to the Step Its and immediately texted my girlfriend and told her so she could tell her daughter not to wear one. I never went to the doctor as it was an itchy rash and I am a grown adult. I figured it was not life threatening, but it was irritating and did leave scarring...
Posted by Angela Moreira
My son was burned badly bu this toy. He had the yellow tracker. Mcdonalds forwarded my claim to their insurance guys ghallager basset services. They want me to send my photos and my tracker to them. I am hesitant to send my only piece of evidence for "testing". Any thoughts? You can find me on facebook if you want to compare the process. :/
Posted by Derek Hudepohl
My boy got one with his happy meal ran around the house all day showing it off then the next day when he woke up he came and told me and his mother that his bracket hurt him it sounds funny and st first I didn't understand until he showed us his wrist witch looked like he was burned but had also formed multiple blisters around his wrist we took the bracket from him and refused to return it. The blister healed in about four days but he said it hurt do bad he did not even want to bath for the first two days. I felt so bad for him.
Posted by Brandon Sampson
I brought two of them for my kids and they bought had bad reactions because of it
Posted by Derrick Childress
Son was burned by one of these.
Posted by David Fox
All three of my kids got these step-iT band from Mc Donald's and all three got rashes and swelling and blisters from these bands less than 2 hours after wearing them.I do have photos and we have found one wrist band and looking for the other two.
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