McDonald’s Corp. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that McDonald’s was recalling all Shrek Forever After 3D collectable drinking glasses late last week.  The designs on the glasses contain cadmium, which can cause adverse health effects with long-term exposure.

shrek-glasses-iphone.jpgApproximately 12 million of the 16 ounce Shrek Forever After 3D collectible drinking glasses which featured Shrek, Fiona, Puss n’ Boots, and Donkey characters, were sold at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide in May and June.

According to the McDonald’s Website, “The CPSC has said the glassware is not toxic and that they have far less cadmium than the children’s metal jewelry that CPSC has previously recalled.

“In addition, an independent third-party laboratory, accredited by the CPSC, evaluated the glassware and determined them to be in compliance with all applicable federal and state safety requirements at the time of manufacture and distribution.  However, in light of the CPSC’s evolving assessment of standards for cadmium in consumer products, McDonald’s determined in an abundance of caution that a voluntary recall of the Shrek Forever After™ glassware is appropriate.”

McDonald’s is asking consumers to stop using the Shrek Forever After 3D glasses.  Beginning June 8th, customers may access instructions to return the glassware and how to request a refund by visiting the McDonald’s Website or calling the company at 1-800-244-6227.

  • bob

    If these glasses were manufactured in the Red China, Communist Red China that this, remember they love the Amercian dollar, but they are still a Communist country! They still dislike America, and like other cheap and defective products from Communist China that they have sent to America, the quality of the drinking glasses does not surprise this true red, white and blue American!!! Remedy…Do Not Buy Communist Products!!!

  • Maria S

    Dear Bob,
    If you had read the article, you would have known that the glasses were NOT defective and met all existing standards. If you had actually taken two seconds to research your facts, you also would have found out that you entire rant was incorrect since these glasses were actually produced right here in the true red, white and blue United States of America.
    Ignorance is why our country is viewed with such mixed emotions by the rest of the planet.