PhotoMcDonald’s Corp., of Oakbrook, Ill., is recalling about 32.6 million Step-iT activity wristbands in the U.S. and Canada.


The wristbands can cause skin irritation or burns to children.


The company has received more than 70 reports of incidents, including seven reports of blisters, from wearing the wristbands.


This recall involves Step-iT activity wristbands that 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, manufactured in China, were distributed exclusively by McDonald’s restaurants nationwide from August 9, 2016, to August 17, 2016, with Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals.


What to do


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.


Consumers may contact McDonald’s at 800-244-6227 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CT) daily, or online at and click on “Safety Recall” for more information.  



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