McDonald's announces voluntary recall of activity bands

Published: Aug. 23, 2016 at 5:45 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2016 at 6:08 PM EDT
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OAK BROOK, IL (WWBT) - McDonald's has announced a voluntary recall of their STEP-iT Activity Bands that were distributed in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals. This comes after the company received customer reports of skin irritations and burns from wearing the bands.

"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."

About 33 million bands were made in the U.S. and Canada.

However, the McDonalds says a majority of the bands have not yet been distributed to customers because of the limited dates of distribution, as well as the company's decision to stop distributing them to customers on Aug. 17.

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