McDonald’s Japan announced a public recall on Wednesday for all its Olympic-themed glass tumblers used as giveaways in recent months. Spokespeople for the fast food chain say they have received 78 reports of people being cut by the glasses. But it’s not because of people accidentally breaking them and getting cut by the shards, as McDonald’s has discovered a serious manufacturing error that results in “glass protrusions” on edges or inside the tumblers.
In the months of June and July, McDonald’s gave away roughly six million of the Olympic-themed glasses in Japan. They were free with orders of Value Sets, meaning fries and a soft drink added to the order, and were part of a promotion called the “Olympic Cheer Coke Glass Campaign.”
McDonald’s spokesman Kazuyuki Hagiwara says that by August 7th, there had been 130 complaints received, with 78 customers saying they had been cut by their glasses. No injuries were severe enough to require going the hospital (luckily for McDonald’s). They discovered that the metallic molds used by the manufacturers were flawed, which why some glasses were not smooth as intended. The company adds that any customers who return their glasses before the end of October will be given replacements at no charge.
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