06/04/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Washington, DC – On Friday, June 4, 2010, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, McDonald’s Corp., and ARC International announced a voluntary recall of “Shrek Forever After 3D” collectible drinking glasses. The press release states that consumers should stop using the products immediately, unless directed otherwise.
ARC International of Millville, NJ manufactured approximately 12 million cups. McDonald’s Corp., of Oakbrook, IL distributed the cups from restaurants nationwide from May 2010 to June 2010. They retailed for approximately $2.
The glasses contain cadmium. Extended exposure to the metal can cause adverse health effects, including weakness, fever, headache, chills, sweating and muscular pain, as reported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). More serious consequences of cadmium poisoning include kidney damage and bone disease.
The “Shrek Forever After 3D” collectable drinking glasses are 16 ounce cups that displayed four designs: Shrek, Fiona, Puss n’ Boots and Donkey.
McDonald’s has asked for consumers to stop using the glasses immediately for precautionary measures. Those who posess the cups are advised to visit www.mcdonalds.com/glasses for information on obtaining a refund.
Additional information can be found by contacting McDonald’s at (800) 244-6227 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.
The CPSC was informed of the situation via the Office of Congreswoman Jackie Speier from California.
Phone: (866) 598-1315