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67 Pontiac Hot Wheels Mattel Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: 1967 Pontiac Firebird Hot Wheels Toy Car by Mattel

#LeadFree •  #HotWheels • #Mattel Made in Malaysia c. (Year made): ? Tested with an XRF instrument in 2017. Most newer toy cars like this that I have tested have been lead-free. I think new Hot Wheels cars are a really good toy choice across the board! To see more toy cars I have tested, click […]

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#LeadFree: 1967 Ford Shelby GT-500 Hot Wheels By Mattel

#LeadFree •  #HotWheels • #Mattel Made in Malaysia c. (Year made): ? Tested with an XRF instrument in 2017. Most newer toy cars like this that I have tested have been lead-free. I think new Hot Wheels cars are a really good toy choice across the board! To see more toy cars I have tested, click […]

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2014 Toy School Bus Made In China Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#LeadFree: 2014 Pullback Toy School Bus, Made In China

Pullback toy; school bus by “KinsFun”. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014: No lead, mercury, cadmium or arsenic BUT (most toy cars I test are like this) as high as 36,600 parts per million GOLD! In the yellow paint! WTH!? Made in China. Here is my Amazon affiliate link to this exact toy. If you […]

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#Leaded: Vintage MatchBox Car Vinyl Case

Vintage vinyl MatchBox car case. Made in Canada. Tested positive for as much as 310 ppm lead. 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 (or higher in) the substrate. – Would you […]

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#LeadFree: HotWheels c. 1988 Toy Ambulance

#LeadFree #HotWheels #Mattel Made in Malaysia c. 1988. – This toy belongs to my family. ALL of our toy cars were acquired after our house-fire in 2002… so year stamped on the bottom of the toy MAY be the “original production year” and not the “year of manufacture.” This toy was tested using an XRF […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Toy Ford Car

Ford “Front Drive” Toy Car, painted with lead paint. 723 +/- 54 ppm lead (Pb) , 25 +/- 8 ppm cadmium (Cd.) The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Tested with […]

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#LeadFree: Vintage 1969 Fisher Price Mini Bus

This little 1969 Vintage Fisher Price “Mini Bus” was non-detect (negative) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd).  The little people were positive for these elements however.  Click here to read the post and see readings for each of the little people! Tested with an XRF instrument.  All components tested. Here is […]

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#LeadSafe: “Newer” Made In Sweden Brio Train

Brio trains – “Made in Sweden“. Exact year of manufacture unknown, tested in 2015. Yellow = non-detect for lead. Red = 10 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument. Thanks to Peggy Oehl for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If […]

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#LeadFree: 1978 Fisher Price Toy Tractor

1978 tractor, Fisher Price: NO Lead! Interesting to note, while many of the vintage Fisher Price toys are leaded, a select few are not! There’s really no way to know from just looking at them (except the “little people” all of those that I have tested have tested positive for unsafe levels of  lead!) Tested […]

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Voltron, c. 1980s

Transformer-style Voltron toy, made in Taiwan. Tested positive for lead with an XRF with levels as high as 108,800 ppm lead! #YIKES! Peeling chipping paint and everything! The current federal standard for what is considered a lead hazard in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher (in the paint or […]

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