McDonald's Shrek Glass Recall: Cadmium in Paint
McDonald's Recalls Shrek Glasses Due to Cadmium
McDonald's is recalling 12 million Shrek Forever After drinking glasses due to the presence of cadmium in the paint. The Shrek glass recall affects the USA and Canada.
The glass recall is voluntary, and no illnesses have been reported. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the cadmium present in the Shrek Forever After glasses is above the currently accepted level, but below that found in children's metal jewelry.
Shrek Glass Recall Instructions Coming Soon
If you have one of the recalled glasses, check McDonald's recall site starting June 8 for refund instructions. Does this mean that the process will be more complicated than "bring the glasses back to Mickey D's"?
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.
It noted that "long-term exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects." Cadmium, which is used to create reds and yellows in some paints, is a known carcinogen that can also cause bone softening and severe kidney problems.
Out of the 12 million glasses manufactured, seven million have already been sold.
The recall was set in motion by an anonymous tip to Rep. Jackie Speier last week. She alerted the CPSC, which tested the glasses and confirmed the presence of cadmium in the paint.