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#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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#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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#Leaded: Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet Pattern, c. 2002

This Pfaltzgraff, Made in China dish (c. 2002), “The Secrets of Pistoulet” pattern dish (by Jana Kolpen) tested positive for lead at 336 parts per million (ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use […]

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#LeadFree: Wonder Pony, Made In China

My little pony knock-off (Wonder Pony Land by Gi-Go).  Unicorn with blue bird “cutie mark.” Year of manufacture unknown. Made in China. #LeadFree (non-detect [ND] for lead). Also ND for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg). Tested with an XRF instrument. Thanks to Kathleen Bowman for donating (again!) and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a […]

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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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#LeadFree: New Harmonica (but #Mercury & #Arsenic)

#LeadFree BluesBand, Hohner International Harmonica. Tested with an XRF instrument. Most of the components of this instrument are free of heavy metals. The small bronze/ yellow colored square elements with scalloped edges (see close up photo) were positive for 455 +/- 118 ppm mercury (Hg) and 146 +/- 29 ppm Arsenic (As). This appears to […]

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#LeadFree: Sumner Street Lamb Drawer Knobs

Tested with an XRF instrument. Sumner Street Home Hardware Drawer Knobs with Lamb Design. Non-detect (ND) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As.) Here’s this exact product on Amazon, and the company has a few other fun similar designs there too! Thanks to Lorisa Seibel for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each […]

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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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