A health tech gadget McDonald’s was giving away to children with meals has been withdrawn over safety concerns.

The fast food chain was giving away the Step-It activity tracker, which is worn on the wrist, with Happy Meals. But there were fears that the devices caused skin irritation, so they will be replaced with a different toy, the company said. Other wearable tech firms have also had problems with their gadgets causing rashes in the past.

McDonald’s was marketing the wristbands in the US and Canada as a way to help keep children active. They were designed to measure the wearer’s movement and used blinking lights to indicate how quickly or slowly the person was moving.

Read more: McDonald’s drops wearable over claims it can cause rash – BBC News

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