Starbucks Coffee Company Collectible City Mugs

Ask Tamara: Do Starbucks Mugs Have High Levels of Lead?

Ask Tamara: Question: “Do Starbucks mugs have high levels of lead in them? What are the safest options for non-toxic coffee mugs?” A. [Simplified Answer!]: YES, many Starbucks Coffee Company branded mugs have high levels of lead in them (as measurable by testing with an XRF instrument). Note: This is not illegal in any way; […]

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2017 Starbucks You Are Here Collection California Coffee Mug

#Leaded: Starbucks Coffee Company “You Are Here” Collection, 14 oz California Mug

c. 2017 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic “You Are Here” Collection “California” Mug : Positive for lead (Pb) with levels as high as 6,397 ppm lead (+/- 184 ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. This mug was negative for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg). The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the […]

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2016 Black Starbucks Coffee Company Mug

#LeadFree: 2016 3 oz Starbucks Coffee Company Black Ceramic Espresso Cup

This Starbucks Coffee Company black glazed three ounce espresso mug (“Made in China”) tested negative (non-detect) for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. Other Starbucks Coffee brand mugs have not fared so well over the years. Click here to see if I have tested your Starbucks Coffee mug! For more lead-free […]

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2006 1 Green Pear Starbucks Coffee Mug

#Leaded: 2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design

2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design: Positive for lead (Pb) with levels as high as 304 ppm lead (+/- 37 ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. This mug was negative for cadmium, arsenic and mercury. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of an item manufactured […]

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Starbucks Coffee Gold Peace Sign Espresso Mug

#LeadFree: 2015 Starbucks Coffee Gold Peace Sign Espresso Mug

This Starbucks Coffee gold peace sign three ounce espresso mug (“Made in China”) tested negative (non-detect) for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. Other Starbucks Coffee brand mugs have not fared so well over the years. Click here to see if I have tested your Starbucks Coffee mug! For more lead-free […]

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Sur La Table Silicone Spoon 1

#LeadFree: Sur La Table Silicone Spoon With Stainless Handle

This Sur La Table mixing spoon / baking utensil has a stainless steel handle and black silicone spoon end. All components were negative for lead, mercury and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. The black silicone of the spoon was positive for a very low level of cadmium (10 +/- 6 parts per million). […]

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1 Sur La Table Bistro Pattern Made In Turkey

#LeadFree: Sur La Table “Made In Turkey” Bistro Pattern Dish Set, 2018

This set of new (2018) white “Bistro” pattern dishes from Sur La Table was non-detect for lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium when tested with an XRF instrument. Made in Turkey. Here’s a link* to this product on Amazon. Links are Amazon affiliate links. If you purchase something after clicking on one of these links I […]

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Sur La Table Porcelain Custard Cup Ramekin

#LeadSafe: Sur La Table White Ramekin / Custard Cup

This Sur La Table White Ramekin (Custard Cup) from their “Every Day Porcelain” line tested negative for lead in the white glazed surface and positive for trace levels of lead (at just 36 ppm) on the unglazed bottom exterior surface. This was purchased new in late 2015/early 2016 and tested in 2016. Testing was done […]

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