McDonald's Recalls 'Shrek' Glasses

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

McDonald's is recalling 12 million drinking glasses it is selling to promote the new "Shrek" movie because painted designs on the cheap collectibles contain the toxic metal cadmium.
The burger giant said early Friday that it wants customers to stop using the 16-ounce glasses, which have been sold for about $2 each and were available in four designs depicting the main characters from the hit animated franchise.
Cadmium is a known carcinogen that research shows also can cause bone softening and severe kidney problems.
In the case of the Shrek glasses, the concern would be long-term exposure to low levels of cadmium, which could leach from the paint onto a child's hand, then enter the body if the child puts that unwashed hand to his or her mouth.

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.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2010 at 06:35 AM
    It was a shame our business men seen fit to move many jobs overseas for big profit.It is just as bad that many companies and people continue to buy from china because it's cheaper.Look at all the loss of jobs we now have and what is no longer made in the USA.The economy will continue to get worse,more cuts will be made,and more job loss.The ones buying from china and taking jobs over seas,just says how many don't care about the USA.One recall after another yet cheaper means more.We get what we pay for don't we?
  • by DumAsMe Location: Lansing on Jun 4, 2010 at 04:17 PM
    I found the answer to my question: MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey company that makes the "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses recalled by McDonald's because they contain cadmium says it only learned of the problem late Thursday and is looking into it. Tom Reed, vice president of human resources at Arc International's plant in Millville, says the company received a copy of a McDonald's memo on the recall of 12 million glasses but has not heard anything else. Reed would not say where the paint was made or whether it's used in Arc's other products. Arc is based in France and owns the Pyrex brand of cookware in Europe. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall Friday. It warned consumers to immediately stop using the glasses.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2010 at 03:33 PM
    I think that it is ridiculous that the mcdonalds corp didnt check these glasses. I have family that have been drinking out of these contaminated glasses..One of which just had surgery...I want a full refund...
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2010 at 02:14 PM
    Now I'd like to know where these were made?Don't think it was the USA?
  • by david Location: holt on Jun 4, 2010 at 01:48 PM
    made in china no dought
  • by Dee Location: Lansing on Jun 4, 2010 at 11:39 AM
    When are we going to stop getting stuff from China? It's suicidal!!!
  • by DumAsMe Location: Lansing on Jun 4, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    Can any one guess where these Shrek Glasses were made?
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