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McDonalds Failures: Part 234, The Shamrock McRib

In 1997 McDonalds attempted to combine two of their most popular limited time items, The Shamrock Shake and the McRib Sandwich. This hybrid combined the McRib pork-like sandwich with a special green “Shamrock Sauce” served on a dyed green roll. It was introduced at a small number of McDonalds restaurants in Iowa and reactions ranged from spontaneous vomiting to a full fledged riot before it was pulled two days into it’s trial run. Although not as disastrous as their foray into medicine (McDentist) it was a definite black eye for the company.
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Shrek glasses, not first recall for McDonalds

(A&P Press, reported by Lenny Harris)
— Fast food giant McDonald’s Corp. announced last week that it is recalling over 12 million of its new “Shrek Forever After” glasses because dangerous levels of the metal cadmium have been detected in the decorative paint used for the images. McDonalds said it is ordering the recall in collaboration with the U.S. Consumer product Safety Board (CPSC) as a precautionary measure. This is not the first recall for McDonalds, here is a list of the others:

2010- Promotional toy dragon for the movie How to Train Your Dragon was found to leak napalm used for “authentic fire breathing”

2008-Joker helicopter included in Batman Happy meals was made of used syringes

2003-Spy Kids Happy meals included radioactive uranium yellowcake

1998-Toys for the Mulan Happy meal were found to be made of Chinese dissidents

1993- Flintstones coffee mug exploded when hot liquid was poured into it

1977-Grimace drinking glasses found to be made entirely out of cancer