McDonald’s USA and Canada announced today they are working with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada respectively on a voluntary recall of the STEP-iT Activity Bands distributed in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals after receiving customer reports of skin irritations and burns from wearing the band.
“Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers which is why upon learning about concerns with these bands we acted swiftly to stop distribution of these products,” said Terri Hickey, a spokesperson for McDonald's. “We are now asking customers who have the activity bands to stop wearing them and return to any McDonald’s for a free replacement toy and a choice of a yogurt or apple slices. We apologize to our customers who were impacted and for the inconvenience this recall has caused.”
Approximately 33 million wristbands were manufactured for the U.S. and Canada. Because of the limited dates of distribution and the decision by McDonald’s to stop distributing to customers on August 17, 2016, many of the wristbands had not yet been distributed to customers.