McDonald’s Corp. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that McDonald’s was recalling all Shrek Forever After 3D collectable drinking glasses late last week.  The designs on the glasses contain cadmium, which can cause adverse health effects with long-term exposure.

shrek-glasses-iphone.jpgApproximately 12 million of the 16 ounce Shrek Forever After 3D collectible drinking glasses which featured Shrek, Fiona, Puss n’ Boots, and Donkey characters, were sold at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide in May and June.

According to the McDonald’s Website, “The CPSC has said the glassware is not toxic and that they have far less cadmium than the children’s metal jewelry that CPSC has previously recalled.

“In addition, an independent third-party laboratory, accredited by the CPSC, evaluated the glassware and determined them to be in compliance with all applicable federal and state safety requirements at the time of manufacture and distribution.  However, in light of the CPSC’s evolving assessment of standards for cadmium in consumer products, McDonald’s determined in an abundance of caution that a voluntary recall of the Shrek Forever After™ glassware is appropriate.”

McDonald’s is asking consumers to stop using the Shrek Forever After 3D glasses.  Beginning June 8th, customers may access instructions to return the glassware and how to request a refund by visiting the McDonald’s Website or calling the company at 1-800-244-6227.