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McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Due to Skin Irritations And Burns

The bands were distributed exclusively by McDonald's restaurants nationwide from Aug. 9 to Aug. 17 with "Happy Meals" and "Mighty Kids Meals"

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission
    McDonald’s has recalled its “Step-iT” wristbands.

    That's a lot of unhappy meals.

    McDonald's is recalling approximately 29 million "Step-It" activity wristbands distributed across the country in their "Happy Meals" following more than 70 reports that children suffered skin irritation, blisters and burns after wearing the toy.

    The bands were distributed exclusively by McDonald's restaurants nationwide from Aug. 9 to Aug. 17 with "Happy Meals" and "Mighty Kids Meals."

    The "Step-iT" activity wristbands 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.

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    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." 

    If you believe you purchased one of the toys you can contact McDonald’s at 800-244-6227 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT daily, or online at www.mcdonalds.com and click on “Safety Recall” for more information.