Don’t Drink From Wonder Woman’s Cup!
Do you actually drink from those collectible glasses you’ve been hoarding all these years? You might want to give that another thought.
The Associated Press conducted a test on glasses featuring Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, and characters from The Wizard of Oz and they discovered these collectibles exceed federal limits for lead in children’s products by up to
To break it down, the Feds limit lead content in children’s products to 0.03 percent. These glasses have a lead content between 16 percent and 30.2 percent. Not good.
These glasses were also high cadmium, which is considered even more dangerous than lead but there are no federal limits at this time.
Just in time for all the movie hype, Warners’ Green Lantern glass proved to be the most toxic of those superhero products, exceeding the federal maximum by 677 times.
A spokesperson from Warner Bros. told the AP “It is generally understood that the primary consumer for these products is an adult, usually a collector.” Amusingly, Warner’s own website features these classes
alongside school lunch boxes and children’s t-shirts.
On the other hand, if you’re a collector with no children and no intention to use these glasses to quench your thirst, you better buy them right quick.