Office of Children and Family Services

Important Product Safety Recalls

McDonald’s Recalls “Step-iT” Activity Wristbands Due to Risk of Skin Irritation or Burns posted 8/23/2016

Recall Summary

Name of product:

“Step-iT” Activity Wristbands

Hazard:

The recalled wristbands can cause skin irritation or burns to children.

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. 

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

Health Canada link
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.

Remedy

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.

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(s)

McDonald’s Corp., of Oakbrook, Ill.

Manufactured in

China

 

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