Fast food chain McDonald's has recalled 12 million drinking glasses promoting the new Shrek movie because painted designs on them contain the toxic metal cadmium.
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, it says, could leach from the paint onto a child's hands, and then enter the body if the child put an unwashed hand to his or her mouth.
"We believe the Shrek glassware is safe for consumer use," said McDonald's USA spokesman Bill Whitman.
I believe McDonald's USA spokesman Shill Whitman should shut the f*** up.
Please spread this around. Even big oil stopped using cadmium plated nuts & bolts many years ago.