McDonalds shrek glass recall for potential cadmium poisoning

June 4, 2010

McDonalds shrek glass recall for potential cadmium poisoning

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.

**Recall Notice**
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 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

Note: CPSC was made aware of issues with this product through the Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier from California.

Publisher: Salient News

6 comments on “McDonalds shrek glass recall for potential cadmium poisoning”

Tweets that mention McDonalds shrek glass recall for potential cadmium poisoning —

[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by I8LA, Salient-news. Salient-news said: McDonalds shrek glass recall for potential cadmium poisoning – #health #Mcdonalds #shrek #foodie […]

[…] Friday morning June 4th the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall. McDonald’s issued the recall and will provide details for customers who purchased the Shrek collectibles, to enable them to […]

Soon Jeffords

Hello, I love the Toy Story movies, very good movie!

King Brounson

Hi, also love the Toy Story movies, super animation!

Stacy King

I absolutely love this movie why do the glasses have be painted with something so toxic. Cadmium poisoning is bloody awful


It is sweet that you posted about this

Comments are closed.