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McDonald's recalls 29 million activity bands due to burn, irritation risks to children

McDonald's is recalling 29 million "Step-iT" activity wrist bands handed out in Happy Meals after 70 reports of incidents that include reports of "blisters" after wearing them. PHOTO-Consumer Product Safety Commission

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) --McDonald's is recalling 29 million "Step-iT" activity wrist bands handed out in Happy Meals after 70 reports of incidents that include reports of "blisters" after wearing them.

The "Activity Counter" and motion activated "Light-up Band" are part of the recall. The bands were distributed by McDonald's restaurants nationwide from August 9th through August 17th in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals.

The Activity Counter comes in orange, blue or green colors, featuring a digital screen that tracks the child's movement. The Light-Up Band comes in red, purple, or orange and blinks with movement.

Anyone with the bands should take them away from children and return to any McDonald's location. Customers will get a free replacement toy and either a yogurt tube or bag of apple slices.

Further complaints can me made by calling McDonald’s at 800-244-6227 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT daily.

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