McDonald's recalls Happy Meals fitness bands after batteries burned kids


A child with a burn from a fitness band battery 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Thousands of children were delighted with the McDonald's Happy Meals fitness bands, which came free with their meals.

However, the children will now have to part with the toys as it is being recalled.

McDonald's has announced that they are recalling millions of fitness bands after receiving complaints from parents that the batteries inside the toys left burn marks on their children’s hands.

The fast-food chain has now stopped distributing the bands in Happy Meals.

The recall included 29 million bands in the United States, and 3.6 million in Canada.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, McDonald's, which is based in Oak Brook, Illinois, received over 70 reports of children suffering burns and blisters.