• IS provokes sea-change

    It has been a grave mistake to defy both Russia and France, says Leopold Scholtz.

  • Nene's SAA nemesis

    No political figure seems to have the guts to speak out against Dudu Myeni, says Solly Moeng.

  • The mp3 revolution

    Ian Mann takes a look at the war between digital music and the compact disc.

All data is delayed
See More

Japan McDonald's recalls flawed glasses

Aug 09 2012 11:51
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 and July.

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 AFP.

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 replacements.

*Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

japan  |  recall


Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:


Marketing is a big concern in SA's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people, according to a survey.

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

The 25 basis points interest rate increase is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote