Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), McDonald's Corp. and McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited have jointly recalled all "Step-iT" Activity Wristbands.
The watches come in two styles: an "Activity Counter" and a "Light-up Band." Both have the words "Made for McDonald’s" inscribed on the back of the watch face.
While Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents related to the watches, McDonald's reported more than 70 incidents of the watch causing skin irritations and burns. At least eight such incidents occurred in Canada.
Customers are advised immediately to remove the watches from children. Customers should dispose of the watches or return to any McDonald’s for a free replacement toy and a yogurt tube or a bag of apple slices.
For further information, customers can contact McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited at 1-888-424-4622 or via McDonald's website.
From approximately 9 through 17 August 9, 2016, an estimated 3.6 million of the wristbands were distributed exclusively at McDonald's across Canada, and an estimated 29 million in the United States, as part of a Happy Meal children's promotion.