Federal regulators found the cadmium metal in the paint used on the Shrek glasses from anonymous tip to a California congresswoman Jackie Speier.
In a statement, Ms Speier said: “Although McDonald’s did the right thing by recalling these products, we need stronger testing standards to assure that all children’s products are proven safe before they hit the shelves.”
McDonald’s has since issued a big scale Shrek glass recall after it was found out they contained a hazardous metal call cadmium. The glasses were sold at McDonald’s for the promotion of “Shrek Forever After” movie. Health concerns have prompted the fast food chain to recall 12 million glasses. The glasses were sold to customers of McDonalds for $2 a glass.
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
Note: CPSC was made aware of issues with this product through the Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier from California.