Happy Meals lawsuit: Consumer group sues McDonald's over toys
A consumer group is suing McDonald's, claiming that Happy Meals toys induce children to make unhealthy eating decisions.
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They claim McDonald's decision to markets its meals directly to young children violates several consumer protection laws because it exploits a child's vulnerability.
McDonald's is facing increased scrutiny for the practice. San Francisco recently became the first city to prohibit fast-food restaurants from including toys with children's meals that don't meet nutritional guidelines. A similar ordinance was passed in Santa Clara County.