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McDonald's Recalls Shrek Drinking Glasses Because of Potential Cadmium Risk

Posted on Friday, June 4th, 2010 4:20 PM by Scott Jentsch

McDonald's is recalling drinking glasses with Shrek Forever After 3D designs on them, because of the potential risk of cadmium in the material on the glass. The glasses were sold for about $2 and feature the images of Shrek, Fiona, Puss n' Boots, and Donkey.


Consumers should stop using the glasses immediately and visit www.mcdonalds.com for additional instructions on how to obtain a full refund.

The full press release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission appears below.

Press Release

McDonald’s Recalls Movie Themed Drinking Glasses Due to Potential Cadmium Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: “Shrek Forever After 3D” Collectable Drinking Glasses

Units: About 12 million

Manufacturer: ARC International, of Millville, NJ.

Distributor: McDonald’s Corp., Oakbrook, Ill.

Hazard: The designs on the glasses contain cadmium. Long term exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The “Shrek Forever After 3D” collectable drinking glass are 16 ounce glasses that came in four designs, Shrek, Fiona, Puss n’ Boots, and Donkey.

Sold exclusively at: McDonald’s restaurants nationwide from May 2010 into June 2010 for about $2.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: McDonald’s is asking consumers to immediately stop using the glass out of an abundance of caution. Visit www.mcdonalds.com for additional instructions on how to obtain a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact McDonald’s toll-free at (800) 244-6227 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.mcdonalds.com



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