Hey guys. I know we just bought one of these cups on the way down to Branson so I thought I'd tell you guys in case anyone had these things
McDonald'* pulls 12M cadmium-tainted Shrek glasses
McDonald'* recalls 12 million Shrek-themed drinking glasses containing cadmium in paint job
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses being sold nationwide at McDonald'*, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 million of the cheap U.*.-made collectibles while dramatically expanding contamination concerns about the toxic metal beyond imported children'* jewelry.
The CPSC noted in its recall notice that "long-term exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects." Cadmium is a known carcinogen that research shows also can cause bone softening and severe kidney problems.
In the case of the Shrek-themed glassware, the potential danger would be long-term exposure to low levels of cadmium, which could leach from the paint onto a child'* hand, then enter the body if the child puts that unwashed hand to his or her mouth.