Don't use these glasses!McDonald's Corp has recalled 12 million Shrek glasses (“Shrek Forever After 3D” ) because they're tainted with the toxic chemical cadmium, a heavy metal that can be particularly dangerous to children.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), cadmium was found in the painted designs of the characters Shrek, Fiona, Puss n’ Boots, and Donkey.
McDonald's sold the 16-ounce glasses throughout the United States for about $2.
The CPSC said "long-term exposure [to cadmium] ... can cause adverse health effects." Cadmium is a known carcinogen that can cause bone and kidney problems.
Consumers have been asked to stop using the glasses immediately.
For additional information, contact McDonald's toll-free at (800) 244-6227 or visit the CPSC.