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McDonalds Facing Lawsuit for Happy Meal Toys

cosm (1072588) writes | more than 4 years ago

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cosm (1072588) writes "From the what-happened-to-personal-responsibility-department:

A watchdog group says giving away toys with Happy Meals contributes to childhood obesity and threatens to sue. McDonald's cites healthful menu choices....The [watchdog] organization on Tuesday served the fast food giant with a letter expressing its intent to sue if toys are not removed. The letter is legally required in several states before lawsuits can be brought under consumer protection statutes..."McDonald's is the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children," Stephen Gardner, litigation director for the advocacy group said in a statement. "McDonald's use of toys undercuts parental authority and exploits young children's developmental immaturity."

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Umm, what? (1)

Kurusuki (1049294) | more than 4 years ago | (#32676430)

Let's go through this.

Parent decides to buy child McDonalds over cooking or any other fast food chain.
Parent decides to purchase a happy meal.
Parent decides to leave the toy in the food container before giving it to child.

It's McDonalds' fault children associate the food to happy emotions as a result of the toy. Clearly.
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