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McDonald's Recalls Toxic 'Shrek' Glasses

McDonald’s is recalling 12 million “Shrek”-themed drinking glasses after it was found that the painted designs on the vessels contained toxic, but quite delicious-sounding, cadmium.

Cadmium is a metallic element known to cause damage to the liver, kidneys, lungs, nervous system and brain. The amount of cadmium in the “Shrek” glasses is relatively low, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has warned people to immediately stop using them. –JCL

The BBC:

Fast food chain McDonald’s has recalled 12m drinking glasses promoting the new Shrek movie because painted designs on them contain the toxic metal cadmium.

The glasses have been sold in the US for about $2 each and are available in four designs depicting the animated film’s main characters.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned consumers to stop using the glasses immediately.

Cadmium can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs, nervous system and brain.

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