THUNDER BAY, ON June 5, 2010 --- 1.4 million Shrek-themed glasses in Canada. McDonald's has announced that the recall will affect about 12 million 'Shrek Forever After' drinking glasses that have already been sold across the United States. The glasses were sold in restaurants for $1.99 each. because of cadmium —a known carcinogen — in the painted design.
In collaboration with Health Canada and as a precautionary measure, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited today issued a voluntary recall of its four Shrek Forever After™ glasses.
Customers are asked to stop using the glasses and invited to contact our dedicated, bilingual customer service centre at 1-877-495-5502, or visit www.mcdonalds.ca for details on product return and refund procedures.
It is important to note that the glasses were evaluated by an independent third-party laboratory and determined to be fully in compliance with all applicable Canadian requirements at the time of manufacture and distribution.
A MdDoanlds press release stated , upon learning of the evolving assessment of standards for cadmium in consumer products in the United States, McDonald’s Canada decided in an abundance of caution that a voluntary recall of the Shrek Forever After glassware was the appropriate course of action.