The Shrek movie is an outstanding success. It has been at number one since it opened. Alas, the Shrek glasses McDonalds is selling are not a success they are a danger.
Cadmium is a Health Hazard
There is toxic cadmium in the painted on image on the Shrek glasses sold at McDonalds. Thus McDonalds is now recalling 12 million of the Shrek glasses. Do not use the Shrek glasses they are hazardous to the health.
Cadmium Linked to Cancer, Kidney Problems
Cadmium is known to cause cancer, kidney problems and also weakens bones. It is a very dangerous toxin. Thus the Shrek glasses are a hazard to the health. They should be disposed of immediately.
The cadmium can leak from the paint while the child is holding the glass. The chemical would then pass into the body if the child touched the hand to his mouth. Also when the glasses are being washed the cadmium could leak out onto the hands.
Get a Refund
McDonalds will post information in the next few days about how to get a refund for any Shrek glasses purchased. The glasses cost $2 each. About 12 million glasses have been sold. This product recall will cause a big financial loss for McDonalds.
It is surprising the product wasn’t fully tested before it was released to ensure it was safe. As always, buyer beware when getting any brand new product. With time, defects are often found in new products. Sometimes it is best to wait a bit before rushing out to buy new trendy items that appear.
Health Risks at McDonalds
It is not just the Shrek glasses that are dangerous at McDonalds. The food is dangerous too. Why would any parent take their kids to McDonalds anyway?
The chicken used at McDonalds is raised in Brazil in deplorable conditions. If you believe in eating “local” than McDonalds is not for you.
Also, the food contains preservatives that may be carcinogens, and salt levels in McDonalds’ “food” are outrageous. McDonalds creates products that are meant to be addictive; that’s why they are loaded with salt and chemicals.
Taking the kiddies to McDonalds can develop lifelong bad eating habits. Too many kids are experiencing high blood pressure and other health problems at very early ages now because of consumption of too much fast food.