China not affected by Mc Donald's 'Shrek' glass recall

15:03, June 07, 2010      

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McDonald's China announced the recently-recalled cadmium-tainted Shrek drinking glasses are not sold in China. It also said the Coca Cola FIFA World Cup glasses in the Chinese market have no quality problems.

McDonald's is recalling 12 million Shrek glasses due to cadmium contamination concerns in the United States. The painted designs on Shrek-themed glass were made to promote the upcoming movie Shrek Forever After.

Cadmium is an element found in nature and used to make red and yellow paint. It is severely toxic even in small amounts.

Long-term exposure can cause severe damage to the human body while small exposure can lead to flu-like symptoms including muscle aches, chills and fever. Continued exposure can cause bronchitis and pneumonia. Prolonged exposure can lead to the severe health risks, including fatal kidney damage, bone damage, lung damage and increased risk of cancer.

McDonald's voluntarily agreed to recall the glasses and has requested that those who have purchased the glasses stop using them and return them to the store for a refund.

In June 7, McDonald's China said the Shrek-themed glass is not sold in the Chinese market, so Chinese consumers will not be affected by the recall. The Coca Cola FIFA World Cup glasses in the Chinese market are not the same type of product as the Shrek glasses, and there are no quality problems with them.

By People's Daily Online


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