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If you thought fitness trackers being offered in a McDnald’s Happy Meal was a bad idea, you were right. The “Step It” activity wristbands were recalled Tuesday after more than 70 reports of incidents were made. Most reported getting blisters after wearing the wristbands, while some reported burns.

According to CNN, “The recalled activity wristbands, found in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals, come in two styles: ‘Activity Counter’ and ‘Light-up Band,’ and in six bright colors. Manufactured in China, the plastic wrist-worn pedometers measure steps and blink quickly or slowly depending on the pace of the person wearing one.” The article goes on the say that if the wristbands are returned, customers will be given a free replacement toy and apple slices or a yogurt tube.

Approximately 29 million units were recalled because the wristbands “can cause skin irritation or burns to children,” according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The wristbands were included in Happy Meals for a little over a week. McDonald’s pulled the plug on the wristbands last week after early reports of skin irritation.

In a press release, Terri Hickey, a spokesperson for McDonald’s, said, “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.”

McDonald’s said they do not yet know what may be causing the skin irritation.

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