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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 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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#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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#Leaded: Cost Plus World Market Mushroom Plate, c. 2005

This is a plate from Cost Plus World Market, Made in China purchased new c. 2005. Tested in 2013. Positive for lead at 11,000 ppm. In 2017 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm lead (or higher) in the coating or 100 ppm […]

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#LeadFree: Melissa & Doug Fish Colors Puzzle

Melissa & Doug, “Crafted by hand” Fish Colors Puzzle. Lead free! (Non-detect for lead as tested with an XRF instrument.) Made in China. Here’s my affiliate link for this product on Amazon!* All of the Melissa & Doug products that I have tested have been negative for lead. The nice thing about Melissa & Doug is […]

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#LeadFree: Pinkie Pie My Little Pony, 2010 – Made in China

Pinkie Pie “My Little Pony” figurine, dated 2010 & marked “Made in China” & “Hasbro.”  Lead-free (non-detect [ND] for lead). Also ND for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg). Tested with an XRF instrument. Thanks to Diana Carlton for donating (again!) and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! Here’s a “My […]

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#LeadSafe: Baum Pyramid Pattern Ceramic Mug

Ceramic Baum “Pyramid” design mug: 26 +/- 15 ppm lead. The interior was negative/ “non-detect” for lead (Pb).  Both the interior and exterior were also non-detect for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg.) Tested with an XRF instrument. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item for children is anything 90 ppm […]

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