McDonalds Canada has released an official statement saying that they will be removing the fitness trackers from their happy meals in US and Canada.
This comes after several complaints about the wrist bands leaving burns or rashes on the children that used them.
If your child has one of these trackers you should stop using them immediately.
We are voluntarily removing the Step It! Activity Band Happy Meal toys in our restaurants in our United States and Canadian markets. It will no longer be offered as part of our Happy Meals. We have taken this swift and voluntary step after receiving limited reports of potential skin irritations that may be associated from wearing the band.
Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and we are fully investigating this issue. Our restaurants are now offering our youngest guests an alternative Happy Meal toy. – Terri Hickey, a spokesperson for McDonald’s.