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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

McDonald's Japan Breaks Record With Damaged Glass Recall

Okay, I have no idea if that headline is correct, but this sure sounds like a broken record to me: a recall of glasses from McDonald's.

McDonald's in Japan said Wednesday it was recalling giveaway glass tumblers after 78 people reported being injured by the Olympic-themed freebies.

In 2010, some 7-million glasses sold (out of 12-million produced) worldwide Shrek glasses were recalled owing to the toxic chemical Cadmium being found in the paint on the glasses...ARC International of Millville, N.J. 

In the recent case to affect only McDonald's Japan, there were 130 complaints from consumers who purchased a Value Set that included fries and a soft drink, during the fast food retailer's "Olympic Cheer Coke Glass Campaign" in June and July.

According to McDonald's some 6-million glasses were given out in Japan, some of which had "glass protrusions" on their edges or insides because of a manufacturing error.

A total of 78 customers complained of cuts from the glasses, though none required a visit to the hospital, with flawed metallic molds used by the glass producer being the culprit.

McDonald's has said that all customers who return the Dark Blue, Light Blue, Purple, Green, Pink-Red, Smokey Grey transparent glasses between now and October 31, 2012 will be given safe replacements.

No word on what company produced the glasses for McDonald's Japan.  

Andrew Joseph

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