McDonald’s has just issued a recall this morning on it’s 12 million ‘Shrek Forever After 3D’ collectible drinking glasses as they have discovered that the paint on the glasses contains a toxic metal, cadmium. Cadmium is an extremely toxic metal which has been shown to cause cancer, kidney damage, bone softening, and discoloration of teeth.
McDonald’s is worried that the cadmium could leach from the paint onto a child’s hand then enter the body when the child puts that hand to his or her mouth. Customers are instructed to stop using the glasses immediately and McDonald’s says information on how to return the glasses and get a refund will be released shortly.
UPDATE: McDonald’s offers customers $3 per recalled glass : NYTimes.com