McDonald’s Restaurant is offering customers who return Shrek glasses to the restaurant $3, even when the original purchase price was just $1.99.
McDonald’s in Canada has followed the US lead on instituting a voluntary recall of this year’s special edition Shrek glasses. These glasses were produced for the opening of Shrek Forever After. These have been found to have cadmium in the paint used on the outside of the glasses. On Thursday of last week, McDonald’s Restaurant in the United States initiated the recall. Canada quickly followed suit.
“Upon learning of the evolving assessment of standards for cadmium in consumer products in the United States through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), McDonald’s Canada determined in an abundance of caution that a voluntary recall of the glassware is the appropriate course of action. Importantly, the CPSC has said the glassware is not toxic and Health Canada has said the glassware meets Canadian requirements,” said a statement on the McDonald’s Canada website.
Brandi Schneider, owner of McDonald’s in Drumheller told The Mail customers who purchased the glasses can bring them back to the restaurant for a refund, and more. The Restaurant will give customers $3 per glass.
“This is a voluntary recall, we are always concerned about the welfare of our customers,” said Schneider.
She said so far, there has been a healthy uptake of customers bringing back the glasses, and she is encouraged. She also points out that only Shrek Forever After glasses are being recalled. Shrek glasses from previous movie promotions are not subject to the recall.
Information can be found by going to www.mcdonalds.ca.