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Friday, June 04, 2010

McDonald's Recalls 12 million Shrek Glasses

Biggest fast‐food chain McDonald’s ordered the recall of 12 million “Shrek” themed drinking glasses due to Cadmium poisoning. Cadmium has been discovered in the 16‐ounce painted glasses that are being sold for $2 by McDonald’s as part of the promotional campaign for the movie “Shrek Forever After.” The McDonald’s recall on Shrek glasses are kind of shocking to some parents who bought these for their kids.
Shrek Glasses Recall by McDonalds
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall last Friday. They warned the consumers to immediately stop using the glasses and that instruction regarding refunds would be posted on McDonald’s website in the coming days.
Long‐term exposure to Cadmium can cause bone softening and severe kidney problems. In the case of McDonald’s, the danger would be long‐term exposure to “low‐levels” of Cadmium which could leach from the paint and transfer onto the child’s hand then to his mouth.
CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson said, “A very small amount of cadmium can come to the surface of the glass, and in order to be as protective as possible of children, CPSC and McDonald's worked together on this recall, the amounts were slightly above the protective level currently being developed by the agency."
McDonald’s issued the recall out of an abundance of caution. They wanted to ensure that their customers receive safe products from McDonald’s.