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Woman sues McDonald's, alleging razor blade in Egg McMuffin


ELYRIA — A woman sued McDonald’s claiming she got much more in her Egg McMuffin at an Elyria location than the usual Canadian bacon, egg and cheese.

The suit, filed Tuesday by Akron resident Elizabeth McDonald in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, says her Egg McMuffin contained a razor blade.

According to the suit, McDonald was in Elyria on April 2 when she ordered an Egg McMuffin at the McDonald’s on East Broad Street.

Upon biting into the breakfast sandwich, McDonald “came to realize it contained a razor blade of the type commonly used by McDonald’s to scrape/clean food while cleaning,” the suit says.

The suit says McDonald suffered physical injury, conscious pain, medical expenses and mental anguish as a result of the negligent and reckless actions of McDonald’s.

McDonald choked on the razor blade and received the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge it, the suit says, and she coughed up the blade, which scraped the inner layer of her throat.

“This contaminated sandwich was negligently manufactured by defendant and served to Ms. McDonald unbeknownst to her until such time as she consumed the food and blade,” the suit says.

The plaintiff’s attorney didn’t return a call seeking comment Tuesday.

Claims of razor blades in McDonald’s meals aren’t isolated to Elyria. A Google search shows many such claims over the years by patrons who said they found razor blades in McMuffins, burgers and Happy Meals.

McDonald’s corporate media relations didn’t respond to a request for comment Tuesday regarding the Elyria lawsuit or how many times a year McDonald’s is sued over similar problems.

Contact Jon Wysochanski at 329-7123 or Follow him on Twitter @JonWysochanski.

This post has been edited to reflect the following correction: The woman is suing the East Broad Street McDonald’s, not the McDonald’s in downtown Elyria.

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