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#Leaded: Vintage Tepco Ceramic Bowl

Vintage “Tepco” “Made in USA” ceramic bowl. Tested positive for lead at 28,100 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. Would you like to see more test results like this? Please help me rent (or eventually buy!) an XRF instrument to continue this independent consumer goods testing and advocacy work. You can support […]

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#LeadSafe: Pfaltzgraff Dish, Made In USA

This Pfaltzgraff, Made in the USA dish (age unknown, pattern name unknown, tested in 2014) tested positive for lead at 60 parts per million (ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument.  This level of lead is considered safe by all standards, American and European. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint […]

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#LeadFree: 1958 Baby New Year Kewpie Celluloid Doll “Irwin” #Cadmium

This little doll tested positive for cadmium (Cd) 164 +/- 17 ppm. 40 ppm cadmium is considered toxic by modern standards for a child’s toy. I was really surprised to find this was not positive for lead! Here’s a link to a modern likely #LeadFree version of a similar doll on Amazon! Here are more […]

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#Leaded: “Vintage”? 1980s? Corning Mug With Floral Pattern

While I don’t know the exact year of manufacture for this Corning mug with a floral pattern on the side, there is an “81” on the bottom and it has a color scheme that is also consistent with things like this from the early 1980s.  The decorative element on this Corning mug tests positive for […]

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#Leaded: Vintage 1980 Fisher Price / Quaker Oats Toy Radio

1980 Fisher Price toy plastic radio with wind up music box. — Yellow plastic components: 2,087 +/- 55 ppm lead, 20 +/- 10 ppm cadmium, 204 +/- 37 ppm arsenic. — Whit plastic components: 58 +/- 10 ppm lead. 108 +/- 12 ppm cadmium — Blue plastic knob: 22 +/- 7 ppm lead. — Metal […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Corelle Livingware Mug

Corelle Livingware – by Corning – Made In the U.S.A. – 31,700 ppm lead. Year of manufacture unknown. tested in 2014. Thanks to Renita Gale Swaekauski for donating and supporting this post! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support my advocacy work (and this website) please consider making a […]

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#LeadFree: 6 oz clear glass Ball brand mason jar

Small 6oz Ball brand clear glass canning jar, lid and band.  Newly purchased in 2017. Tested with an XRF instrument.  “Non-Detect” (negative) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd.) We use Ball brand canning jars (of all sizes) every day in our home. While the lids are free of the toxicants listed […]

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#LeadFree: SMI Stainless Spoon / Flatware

Stainless Steel Spoon, marked “SMI”on the back: Non-detect/negative for Lead (Pb). Also non-detect for mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As.) Tested with an XRF instrument. The SMI mark appears to be that of Liberty Tabletop products a division of Sherrill MFG. Inc. “America’s Flatware Company.” These are Made in the USA and seem to […]

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#LeadFree: Go Green Organic Face Paint, Princess Perfect

Go Green Organic “Princess Perfect” face paint (2017). Tested with an XRF instrument.  All colors (blue, red, silver, gold and purple) tested negative for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd). The XRF detects heavy metals down to single digit parts per million (ppm.) Interesting to note… Purple, Blue and Red tested positive […]

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#LeadFree: Silicone Kiddiebites Baby Plate

Silicone Kiddiebites brand baby plate purchased in 2017. Made in USA. Tested with an XRF instrument. Non-detect for lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg) and Arsenic (As), but positive for trace Cadmium (Cd) at 20 +/- 7 parts per million (ppm.) Read more about cadmium concerns here. Quite a few silicone baby items that have been tested […]

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