|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 244-6227
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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 glasses out of an abundance of caution and return the glasses to any McDonald's for a refund of $3 each.
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.
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