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From U.S. News & World Report:

About 12 million “Shrek”-themed drinking glasses sold nationwide at McDonald’s are being recalled because the painted designs contain cadmium, a known carcinogen that can also cause bone softening and severe kidney problems.

Consumers should immediately stop using the 16-ounce glasses, warned the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The U.S.-made glasses, which cost about $2 each, are part of a promotional campaign for the movie “Shrek Forever After,” and depict characters from the movie. McDonald’s plans to post instructions on its Web site regarding refunds.

A pigment in paint on the glasses contained cadmium, said McDonald’s USA spokesman Bill Whitman.

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