Ignorance is Bliss

Dun dun dunnnnnn.  Yet another product recall.  This time, surprisingly, from McDonald’s.  The noted fast food franchise started recalling the glasses pictured above because the paint was found to have a toxic metal called cadmium, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Although some critics were bashing the company for not taking more time and effort to examine this product before selling it to the public, I thought McDonald’s did a respectable job in recalling the glasses the minute it found out about the potential risk.  The level of cadmium in the paint is not directly dangerous unless used for a long period of time and there hasn’t even been a single consumer complaint.  Nice job, Micky D’s.  Can you lend your PR team to Toyota and BP? 

But this wouldn’t be a blog post without a complaint.  Check out the comments section of that same Wall Street Journal article.  People are just plain ‘ignant,’ as some of my friends would say.  The first post right away blames China for the toxic paint.  Hey idiot, the article says — IN ENGLISH might I add — that the glasses were manufactured in New Jersey.  You would think people would actually READ the article in question before wrongfully blaming entire countries.  How embarrassing.


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