McDonald's to stop distributing 'Happy Meal' activity trackers

Posted at 5:33 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 19:33:44-04

DENVER - An attempt by McDonald's to get kids moving isn't working out so great: The chain says it will no longer distribute activity trackers in its Happy Meals because of quality issues.

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company says it received limited reports of potential skin irritations that may be associated with the band. Terri Hickey, a McDonald's representative, said in an email that McDonald's is "fully investigating this issue" and that restaurants are "offering our youngest guests an alternative Happy Meal toy.”

The Chinese-made bands were still being offered Wednesday in McDonald’s locations in the Denver-area. Denver7 visited a Denver McDonald’s location Wednesday to check out the Happy Meal gadget.

It’s not much of a surprise that the chain will stop distributing the low-tech trackers. The one obtained by Denver7 lasted about an hour before it died.


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