London, Aug. 19 (ANI
): McDonald's Happy Meals will no longer have fitness trackers with it.
The fast food giants chose to remove the activity trackers as free giveaways in the United States and Canada after parents claimed the device was giving their children skin irritations, reports the Daily Mail.
One of the parents posted a picture of her son with what appear to be burn marks on his wrist after wearing the gift.
McDonald's said, though the complaints were 'limited,' they would not elaborate on how many they had received.
Company spokeswoman Terri Hickey said in the statement, "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," she added. (ANI