WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Name of Product: "Step-iT" Activity Wristbands
Hazard: The recalled wristbands can cause skin irritation or burns to children.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled wristbands from children and return them to any McDonald's for a free replacement toy and either a yogurt tube or bag of apple slices.
Consumer 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.
Units: About 29 million units in the U.S. (in addition, about 3.6 million units in Canada)
Description: 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."
Incidents/Injuries: McDonald's has received more than 70 reports of incidents, including seven reports of blisters, after wearing the wristbands.
Sold at: Distributed exclusively by McDonald's restaurants nationwide from August 9, 2016 to August 17, 2016 with Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals.
Distributor: McDonald's Corp., of Oakbrook, Ill.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission