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#Leaded: Vintage Fisher Price Little People Boy – Orange

This little vintage orange Fisher Price Little People boy has a plastic body and a plastic head.  His orange body tested positive for lead at 258 +/- 21 ppm lead (Pb). His painted on hair tested positive for cadmium (Cd) at 78 +/- 12 ppm and for mercury (Hg) at 14 +/- 6 ppm. His […]

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#Cadmium: Fisher Price Vintage Little People, Green Man

This little vintage green Fisher Price Little People man has a wooden body and a plastic head.  His head/face tested positive for cadmium (Cd) at 160 +/- 14 ppm and for mercury (Hg) at 15 +/- 8 ppm. Cadmium is considered unsafe for children at levels of 40 ppm and higher (by modern standards.) He […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Fisher Price Little People, Blue Lady.

This little vintage Fisher Price lady has a wooden body and wooden head, with yellow plastic moulded hair. Her blue body is #LeadSafe at 13 +/- 6 ppm lead, but has cadmium at 226 +/- 17 ppm cadmium (Cd). Cadmium is considered toxic to children (by modern standards) at levels of 40 ppm and higher. […]

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#Leaded: 1980 Fisher Price Airplane

1980 Fisher Price/ Quaker Oats Airplane. Yellow (vinyl?) cord at front of airplane (tether): 660 +/- 30 ppm lead (Pb), 52 +/- 21 ppm arsenic (As.) Fisher Price logo on plane:  62 +/- 11 ppm lead. All components negative for mercury and cadmium. All accessible components tested. Tested with an XRF instrument. Here is a […]

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#LeadSafe; 1980 Fisher Price Airport

1980 Fisher Price Airport. All components tested. The only component on this toy that was positive for lead was (ironically) the black gas valve (on the gas pump at the back of the toy)! This piece was low lead (even safe by today’s standards!) at 28 +/- 7 ppm lead (Pb.) The amount of lead […]

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