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McDonald's recalls 29 million fitness bands that were in Happy Meals

McDonald's recalls 29 million fitness bands that were in Happy Meals

McDonald's is recalling 29 million fitness wristbands distributed in Happy Meals after dozens of children reportedly developed skin irritations.

The Oak Brook fast-food giant stopped including the "Step-iT" activity wristbands in meals last week after receiving "limited reports" of skin irritations associated with the wearable step counters. On Tuesday, McDonald's stepped up the count and issued the recall after finding more than 70 incidents, including seven reports of blisters from the wristbands, the company said.

"This is a large recall," said Patty Davis, a spokeswoman with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is working with...

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