I wrote here about the recall of 12,000,000 “Shrek” glasses by McDonald’s. Now the company has agreed to refund $3.00 to anyone who purchased a glass from them.
This is fairly generous, as the glasses cost $1.99 with a food purchase and $2.49 alone. Of course to get the refund, customers must return the glasses to a McDonald’s and fill out a form. I’m sure McDonald’s assumes that while there, the customers will buy more meals, thus letting McDonald’s profit from the whole affair.
Still, it’s a fair settlement offer, and since McDonald’s wouldn’t have a record of the names and addresses of purchasers, it’s really the only way to handle the refund.