Tokyo - McDonald's in Japan said on
Wednesday it was recalling giveaway glass tumblers after 78 people
reported being injured by the Olympic-themed freebies.
The fast food giant said it had
received 130 complaints after handing out the tumblers to purchasers
of "Value Sets", which included fries and a soft drink,
during their "Olympic Cheer Coke Glass Campaign" in June
McDonald's said they gave away six
million tumblers in Japan, some of which had "glass protrusions"
on their edges or insides because of a manufacturing error.
"We received 130 complaints from
our customers by August 7, of which 78 customers said they suffered
cuts, although injuries were not serious enough to warrant their
going to hospital," company spokesman Kazuyuki Hagiwara told
He said flawed metallic moulds used by
the producer of the glasses were to blame.
The company said customers who return
their glasses between now and the end of October will be given
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