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EAGLE EYE
06-04-2010, 11:57 AM
Fast food chain McDonald's has recalled 12m drinking glasses promoting the new Shrek movie because painted designs on them contain the toxic metal cadmium.
The glasses have been sold in the US for about $2 each and are available in four designs depicting the animated film's main characters.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned consumers to stop using the glasses immediately.
Cadmium can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs, nervous system and brain.
In the case of the Shrek glasses, there are concerns about long-term exposure to low levels.
The metal could leach from the paint onto a child's hands and then enter the body if the child put the unwashed hand to his or her mouth.
'Very small amount' McDonald's said it was asking customers to stop using the glasses "out of an abundance of caution".
"We believe the Shrek glassware is safe for consumer use," said McDonald's USA spokesman Bill Whitman.
"However, again to ensure that our customers receive safe products from us, we made the decision to stop selling them and voluntarily recall these products, effective immediately."
CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson said: "A very small amount of cadmium can come to the surface of the glass, and in order to be as protective as possible of children, CPSC and McDonald's worked together on this recall."
He said the amounts of cadmium that had leached from the paint in tests were "slightly above the protective level currently being developed by the agency".
He added that the glasses had "far less cadmium" than items of children's metal jewellery recalled by the CPSC this year.
Shrek Forever After, the fourth and final film in the Shrek series, was released last month in the United States.









http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10235075.stm

New-Yorks-Finest
06-04-2010, 12:15 PM
Lmaoo fuck mcdonalds, burger kings better

Uncle Steezo
06-04-2010, 01:34 PM
its funny cause people are all upset that a glass with cadmium has endangered their kids health but yet ignore the fact that the food is more toxic.

netscape check two
06-05-2010, 06:29 PM
Any type of painted product from China that isn't toxic?

Mumm Ra
06-05-2010, 06:41 PM
hmm i been drinking my purified reverse osmosis h2o out of a shrek glass for several days now

INF
06-05-2010, 09:43 PM
those bastards

EAGLE EYE
06-06-2010, 04:29 AM
its funny cause people are all upset that a glass with cadmium has endangered their kids health but yet ignore the fact that the food is more toxic.

hahahah


and KFC is donating money to cure breast cancer while introducing new forms of it over prolonged periods of time.

Wh0am3ye?
06-11-2010, 04:57 AM
^^ IDK bout kfc's in your area but that shit is fuckin mad nasty lately....

LORD NOSE
06-11-2010, 10:31 AM
people are still eatin this stuff ?