According to WRAL, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of its 16-ounce promotional glasses because the painted design contains cadmium, a toxin that can cause cancer, bone softening, and kidney problems. The glasses are being sold to advertise the theatrical release of “Shrek Forever After.” About 12 million glasses have been sold.
Customers are advised to immediately stop using the glasses.
Do not throw them away, though–McDonald’s will buy them back from you. While no details have been released about how and when the buy-back will happen, McDonald’s promises more information on its recall web page beginning June 8, 2010. We hope there will be much more information forthcoming, because there is a lot of nothing there as of today. (Click here: McDonald’s Recall Page)
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell them about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx. If you believe your child has been injured as a result of these glasses, and you want to know what your legal options are, call the attorneys of HensonFuerst–if you have questions, we have answers.