Scald or burn?
Scalding is from hot liquid or steam.
Burger baron McDonald's' short foray into the fitness-tracking wearables caper has ended badly, with a device called “Step-It” pulled after burning at least one child's arm. The Step-It was a simple movement tracker bundled into Happy Meals, the slightly-less-salt-and-fat-laden burger boxen the Golden Arches suggests are fine …
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Just curious, but if I had wanted to set fire to my kids, where would I have had to buy a happy meal?
Last week, my kids were allowed a happy meal for the first time this year, and got given some Nerf branded plastic tat. (Unusually, the toys got played with for longer than it had taken to eat the meal.)
(OK, so I gave them a happy meal, but in my defense, I've got kids who happily go to a restaurant and eat sea food with tentacles, so I must be doing something right...)
It seems somehow more likely to me that the Brat has some kind of Nickel Allergy (See blackplate), then any kind of actual "Burn" I could only presume that, this being a (Crappy-Meal Toy), lacks any thing remotely likely to get hot sans the Lithium Button Battery... Assuming they:
a: Could get to it... , And
b) Short it out.
But again this being a Crappy-Meal Toy, I somehow hitherto susspect that , that Nickel plated Backplate I was thinking of earlier was in fact just a plain chepa55ed bit of colored Plastic. Since you really cant open these things up by design.
And you thought Crapple were bad at this? They could learn a thing, or three from the clown on how to keep the plebes out of their Hardware.
I chalk this down to some bottom feeding Welfare toting Trailer-park Troll, who's making a play for the Litigious Lottery. In some hope of a Hot Coffee style Payoff...
Pedometers usually use button cell batteries which only support rather low current draws.
Adding a LED would increase current draw and potentially quite a lot if they skimped on the current limiting resistor to get a short but bright flash.
A lot of sustained activity (hopefully not the kind adults would engage in to get the wrist working) could lead to the battery over heating.
"In some hope of a Hot Coffee style Payoff..."
Does that consist of someone from McDonalds giving her a good seeing to? [possibly NSFW] She must be desparate if she's going that far... :-O
Oh... you meant that hot coffee....? Doesn't sound *nearly* as much fun to me. (^_^)
Brought to mind Stephen King's book, It.
Maybe MacDoodles should give away a free copy with every "Happy" Meal sold. Promote reading, and, oh, you know, nightmares about being eaten by sinister clowns.
PS. it appears the public reaction to Step-It singeing their brats is "Shove-It". Presumably sideways.
I wonder if the kid had the thing flopped so only the band was on top of the wrist. Looks like it could be a friction burn from the plastic rubbing. I agree with others, it does not have enough power inside to generate heat. If it were to have leaked from the battery, I think they would have shown a photo of the leak rather than put it back on the kid.
How much $ do you think they are going to want from the end of the golden rainbow?