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An Arkansas mom wants answers after a toy in her little boy's Happy Meal from McDonald's allegedly burned a painful mark into his arm. Keep reading for more details!
An Arkansas mom claims that a toy her son got inside his Happy Meal from McDonald’s burned him.
In honor of the 2016 Rio Olympics, McDonald’s has been including one of six brightly colored “Step-It” trackers inside every Happy Meal sold in the U.S. and Canada.
According to FOX19 NOW, the fitness trackers are designed to light up and calculate a child’s steps, much in the same way that a Fitbit does for adults.
As one of the Olympics’ biggest sponsors and the official restaurant of the games this year, McDonald’s hopes its tiny device will encourage children to get up and move, just like their Olympic heroes.
The light-up tracker will only be available for four weeks, according to McDonald’s.
Unfortunately for Casey Collyar and her family, McDonald’s new Happy Meal toy hasn’t exactly been all fun and games.
After allowing her son to wear the tracker for just eight minutes last Saturday, Collyar allegedly took off the wristband to find a red burn mark on the little boy’s arm.
Since posting photos of the fitness tracker and her son’s painful burn on Facebook, Collyar’s pictures have been shared more than 80,000 times.
“I have received approximately eight to nine messages from other parents...all of their children have been burned by the watch, and I received one message from an adult. At this time what angers me is that McDonald's has not pulled the Happy Meal toy," Collyar told FOX19 NOW.
While she has contacted McDonald’s safety lab, Collyar still has no idea if the Happy Meal toys will be pulled.
"We are looking into this matter," wrote McDonald's spokeswoman Terri Hickey in an email to FOX19 NOW on Wednesday. "McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, including the Step-it Activity Bands, undergo extensive review and testing by independent safety laboratories and we remain committed to providing our youngest guests with safe and fun Happy Meal toys."