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Old 06-04-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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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

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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.
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Hrmmm... Guess they will be slightly more collectible now. Wish I could say the same for the BK glasses from star trek.
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lol i didnt get any of the Star Trek ones. I'm more of a Star Wars kinda girl
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Star Wars>Star Trek
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I've seen both Star Wars and Star Trek, so I'll say honestly that both have their merits, and excuse myself from this thread before a flamewar erupts.
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China has a pretty ingenious hazard materials disposal plan. They make toys, jewelry and novelty drinking glasses out of it and then export them to the US and abroad.
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