McDonalds is recalling 12 million Shrek Forever After 3D collectable drinking glasses because the paint used in the design of the glasses contain the toxic metal cadmium.
If you’ve purchased the 16-ounce collectibles, the fast food chain is urging you to stop using them.
What is cadmium and how can it affect your children?
The toxic metal, according to Wikipedia, “has no constructive purpose in the human body and its compounds are extremely toxic, even in low concentrations.”
In the CPSC recall, it’s noted that “long-term exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects.”
Research also shows that this toxin is carcinogenic and can potentially lead to bone softening and severe kidney damage.
All details of the recall can be found on the official CPSC website.