LOS ANGELES, CA – There is more trouble for Ronald McDonald and those Golden Arches!
McDonald’s has a few promotions going on centered around the new Shrek movie. Happy Meals are currently stocked with a Shrek toy, their 20 piece nuggets come in a custom Shrek box and the fast food giant has also launched a set of collectible Shrek glasses. McDonald’s new promotions have hit a bump in the road as 12 million Shrek-themed glasses have been recalled.
The drinking glasses contain cadmium in the paint job. Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design of “Shrek”-themed glasses being sold nationwide at McDonald’s, forcing the fast food giant to recall 12 million of the cheap US-made collectibles while dramatically expanding contamination concerns about the toxic metal beyond imported children’s jewelry.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned consumers to immediately stop using the glasses; McDonald’s said it would post instructions on its website next week regarding refunds.
The 16-ounce glasses were being sold for about $2 each as part of a promotional campaign for the movie “Shrek Forever After” and were available in four designs depicting the characters Shrek, Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots and Donkey.
The CPSC noted in its recall notice that “long-term exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects.” Cadmium is a known carcinogen that research shows also can cause bone softening and severe kidney problems.
“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,” said CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson. He would not comment on the amounts of cadmium found in the glasses, but said the amounts were “slightly above the protective level currently being developed by the agency.”

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  1. I'm surprised mcdonalds, with their large budget doesn't anticipate these things. I'e read of another mcdonals shrek recall about something in the 3d glasses they were distributing that was dangerous.


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