California Congresswoman Jackie Speier alerted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to a potential hazard involving special collectable Shrek Forever After 3-D drinking glasses being distributed by McDonald’s. The decorative designs on the glasses apparently contain cadmium, an extremely toxic metal that is elementally similar to zinc and mercury. Most commonly found in batteries, cadmium contains carcinogens that can lead to a variety of cancers. The CPSC and McDonald’s are strongly urging consumers to stop using the glasses and to return them to their nearest McDonald’s restaurant.
The glasses were manufactured by ARC International in New Jersey and have been sold at McDonald’s locations nationwide for $2 each since the beginning of May through this week. McDonald’s is refunding $3 for each glass. There are four different collectable drinking glasses, each measuring 16 ounces of liquid. The designs include the characters Shrek, Fiona, Puss n’ Boots and Donkey. No injuries or illnesses have been reported at this time.
This is the second CPSC recall of 2010 involving potential cadmium poisoning as various silver jewelry items were recalled from both Claire’s Boutique and Wal-Mart stores because of the toxic metal.
For additional information regarding the Shrek Ever After glasses, contact McDonald’s toll-free at (800) 244-6227 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the restaurant’s web site at www.mcdonalds.com.
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