Just weeks after Wal-Mart and other stores recalled jewelry sold at their stores due to the presence of cadmium, McDonalds is also recalling its promotional Shrek themed glasses for the same reason. These glasses are 16 ounces and come in four different designs (Shrek, Fiona, Puss n’ Boots, and Donkey).
Please see the May 20, 2010 post for details on the dangers of ingesting cadmium. You can also visit www.cdc.gov or www.epa.gov.
The CSPC spokesperson, Scott Wolfson, has stated that the amount of cadmium found in these glasses is “slightly above the protective level currently being developed by the agency.” He also said the glasses contain “far less cadmium than the children's metal jewelry that CPSC has previously recalled."
So far, no injuries have been reported as a result of the toxic chemical found in the paint on the glasses. However, out of an abundance of precaution, McDonalds has recommended that their customers stop using the glasses and is offering $3 refunds on those glasses. (They were originally sold for $2 each.)
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