McDonald’s Cup Recall: Cadmium Risk

If you have a Shrek Forever After 3D” Collectable Drinking Glass from McDonald’s that you have purchased, stop using the cup immediately because it has recently been linked to a cadmium risk.   The cup was manufactured by ARC International, of Millville, NJ and distributed by McDonald’s. There were 12 million cups made.

There have not been any injuries reported to date. However, the designs on the glass contain cadmium and long term cadmium exposure is associated with health risks. Medicla condtinos that have been linked to cadmium poisoning include: skin death, renal disease and an increased risk of osteoporosis.

The recalled cup is a 16 ounce glass that comes in four different designs including: Shrek, Fiona, Puss n’ Boots, and Donkey. The cups were available in McDonald’s restaurants nationwide from May of 2010 to June 2010 for a purchase price of roughly $2.00.

The risk of injury in this recall is significantly reduced because the cups have not been on the market very long and cadmium poisioning occurs following long term exposure. Discarding the cup now will avoid the possibility of long term exposure and limit the risk of injury.   

Visit www.mcdonalds.com for refund instructions. You may also contact McDonald’s toll-free at (800) 244-6227.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact Burton Padove, a personal injury lawyer, for a free consultation at 219-836-2200.