Arc International Reacts to the Recall of McDonald's Products

MILLVILLE, N.J., June 4 /PRNewswire/ --Arc International, the world leader in tabletop, has learned yesterday through its North American subsidiary (Arc International North America) that McDonald's USA is voluntarily recalling the four Shrek-themed glasses from its North American restaurants.

Fred Dohn, CEO Americas for Arc International stated, "All the products, whether decorated or undecorated, that Arc International is delivering on the markets meet the highest standards of quality and safety. Arc International is a professional manufacturer that stands behind all its products. We therefore see this as an internal decision by McDonald's and will be investigating the matter once we receive more information".

In a recent press release, McDonald's has confirmed that these products had been evaluated by an independent third-party laboratory, accredited by United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),and determined to be in compliance with all applicable federal and state requirements.  

About Arc International, l'Art de la Table* 1825

Arc International employs 12, 200 people worldwide including 8000 in France. The group, whose head office is located in Arques, in the French Pas-de-Calais region, achieved a turnover of 1 billion Euros in 2009. Armed with its know how in glassware, it developed globally and diversified its activities through the integration of materials other than glass. Today, it markets a full range of tableware products in more than 160 countries.  

The Group covers the Consumer Goods and Food Service markets through a portfolio of brands, Luminarc®, Arcoroc®, Cristal d'Arques® Paris, Pyrex®** and Chef & Sommelier. For more than 40 years the Group has also been addressing professional customers – industrialists, traders, manufacturers of semi-finished and finished products, and service providers – by offering them tailored-made solutions to meet their specific requirements (for industry, advertising, premiums and customer loyalty programmes).

Arc International is present in five continents with production sites (France, USA, China, UAE), distribution subsidiaries (France, US, Spain, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Japan) and sales offices.

Finally, the Group has adopted a strategy of sustainable development in order to balance economic requirements, social responsibility and respect for the environment, and joined the U.N.'s Global Compact in 2003.


** Pyrex®, propriete de Corning Inc. est exploitee par Arc International Cookware SAS  sous licence exclusive en Europe, au Moyen Orient et en Afrique.

Press contacts

Arc International North America

Tom Reed Tel + 1201-786-3436 email:

Ron Biagi Tel +1 8565039009 email:  


Jose Maria Aulotte  Tel + 33 6 13 80 65 80 email:

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