McDonald’s Shrek Glasses Recalled Because of Unsafe Cadmium Levels

December 9, 2010 – The McDonald’s Corp., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has initiated a voluntary safety recall of “Shrek Forever After 3D” drinking glasses.  The decals on the drinking glasses have been found to contain unsafe levels of the metal cadmium. Long-term exposure to cadmium, even in lower doses than that found in the drinking glasses, could cause kidney damage, decreased bone density and bone loss. These symptoms are especially severe in children, the target market for the drinking glasses.  No incidents involving the “Shrek Forever After 3D” drinking glasses have so far been reported. The recall affects all 4 collectible designs of the drinking glasses.  The designs include the following movie characters:

  • Shrek;
  • Fiona;
  • Puss n’ Boots; and
  • Donkey.

This recall affects approximately 12 million drinking glasses. The glasses were sold exclusively at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide from May to June 2010.  Consumers have been advised to cease use of the glasses immediately and visit the McDonald’s website for information about receiving a full refund.  If you have been injured by this or another defective product, you may be able to receive compensation for your suffering. Contact an experienced product liability lawyer as soon as possible.

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