McDonald’s Recalls 12 Million Shrek Glasses

Yikes. Recall alert! McDonald’s recalls 12 million Shrek Glasses . These collectible Shrek glasses, available in 4 designs, had paint that contained the toxic metal Cadmium.  Here are the details from the CSPC below and on their website here.

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 glass out of an abundance of caution. Visit for additional instructions on how to obtain a full refund.

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

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  1. Julie says:

    i actually thought about buying these for my kids. glad i didn’t!

  2. Peter says:

    reading this story as I’m sipping coffee out of my 1978 Garfield glass mug from McDonald’s and thinking, “hmm, I wonder if they were testing for cadmium 30 years ago?”

  3. Love Shrek, great movies!

  4. Lynn says:

    Seriously, I believe this is a lot of hoopla over a minor issue. Is it reprehensible that in this day this type of toxin is being used to make anything, let alone something geared towards children? YES, of course it is. But really, what would it take to actually have the small amount that is on each glass affect anyone? You would have to be licking the outside of it until the picture started to fade, or hold onto one endlessly and never let go of it; it is pretty crazy. Not to mention, these are meant as collectibles not necessarily as a cup you would actually give your kids to drink out of. Hello? How many parents don’t know that kids tend to break glass cups? Why would any reasonable parent allow their kids to drink from them to begin with? Getting cut from one of these that breaks is probably more of a hazard than the cadmium! The report issued by the Consumer Safety Product Commission even states McDonald’s made this recall “out of an abundance of caution” meaning that it probably wasn’t necessary. They probably decided to err on the side of caution so as to twart off any radical screams from crazed fanatics claiming that McDonalds is trying to kill us!

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  6. c sections says:

    A guy who saidlastnightabout costs of steel,it realy depends where you go to buy it, galvinized as much as£695 per metric tonne and standard is around £640 per ton- hope this helps

  7. eaves beams says:

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