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Feds investigating decorated drinking glasses

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November 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
There's an investigation into drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters. The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to know if the decorations contain high levels of lead for "children's products."A test by the Associated Press revealed the glasses, which depicts the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman and characters from "The Wizard of Oz," had lead levels that exceeded the federal limit for children by up to 1,000 times.

The glasses were sold at a Warner Brothers Studios store in Burbank.

The company that makes the glasses, Vandor LLC of Utah, said its products were well within lead limits for adults. Warner Brothers said the glasses were intended for adults.

But a spokesman for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Scott Wolfson, said Monday that the agency considers the glasses children's products and is currently collecting samples for its own testing.

The study was done following a June recall of 12 million McDonald's "Shrek" glasses found to contain high levels of cadmium.

The Associated Press said glasses sold at Warner Brothers also had high levels of cadmium.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.