Archive | Ceramic Mug

#Leaded: Chili Pepper Mug

Chili Pepper Ceramic Mug: 5,048 ppm lead (inside), 11,000 ppm lead outside. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. Made in China. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use by children and, […]

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#Leaded: Prince Charles Mug

Prince Charles souvenir ceramic mug. Tested positive for lead at 300 ppm. No mark or maker noted. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use […]

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#Leaded: Boy Scouts Mug

Boy Scouts Mug, c. 1996/1997: 9,774 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2016. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use by children and, as such, are not regulated for […]

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#Leaded: Big Bird Child’s Mug

Big Bird Ceramic Child’s Mug: 15,100 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. Made in Japan If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please check out this post and this post for a start!  Thanks for visiting! To see more mugs […]

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#Leaded: MIT Souvenir College Mug

Souvenir Mug from MIT: 32,400 ppm lead. The other mugs shown in this photo range from 17,000 to 19,000 ppm lead. One mug out of 7 tested on this date was lead-free. Tested in 2013. If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please […]

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#Leaded; Martha’s Vineyard Black Dog Mug

Souvenir Mug from The Black Dog in Martha’s Vineyard. 32,300 ppm lead on the design. [I used to go there every morning for breakfast as a child in the summers when we lived anchored out in Vineyard Haven harbor!!] Tested in 2013. If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because […]

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#LeadSafe: Ink Jet Photo Mug

Ink Jet Photo Mug, positive for lead at 37 ppm, when tested with an XRF instrument. Exact brand unknown: possibly Shutterfly or Vistaprint (or similar).  Tested in 2017, year of manufacture unknown. Other photo mugs have tested positive for lead at hight levels, so it is not a good idea to extrapolate this test result to […]

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#LeadSafe: Newer White Square Crate & Barrel Dishes

2012 Crate & Barrel, Square Pattern Dishes, Made In China. Small white plate: 49 +/- 14 ppm lead. Medium white plate:  85 +/- 17 ppm lead. Large white plate: 110 +/- 21 ppm lead. White bowl:  57 +/- 14 ppm lead. Mug: 82 +/- 18 ppm lead. Glass: ND 4 all. Here’s a link to […]

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