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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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Vintage Toy Glass Marbles Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#Leaded: Vintage/Antique Glass Marbles, Yellow and White Swirl

Yellow and White Swirled Glass Vintage Marble: 2,364 ppm Lead! The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is anything 100 ppm lead or higher. Tested in 2014 with an XRF instrument. Year of manufacture and brand: unknown. Once I learned that even […]

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2013 Pokeman Marble Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#Leaded: Glass Pokeman Marble, c. 2013

Pokeman Marble. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. Apprx 36,000 ppm lead (on the “painted” design). The amount of lead considered toxic (and therefore illegal) in a newly manufactured item intended for children (after 2010) is anything with paint or coating testing positive for lead at 90 ppm or higher. I don’t know what […]

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Vintage Fisher Price Motor Boat Toy Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Vintage Fisher Price Motor Boat Toy (c. 1970?)

Vintage Fisher Price Motor Boat Toy. Tested with an XRF instrument: Green Plastic  Arsenic (As): 113 +/- 23 ppm Yellow Plastic  Cadmium (Cd): 1992 +/- 41 ppm White Plastic Lead (Pb): 148 +/- 11 ppm Most plastic vintage Fisher Price toys are positive for some level of lead, cadmium or arsenic.  There is no place […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Fisher Price “Count” Doll,

Vintage Fisher Price Sesame Street “Count” Doll. Green body: 764 +/- 27 ppm lead. Black hair: 30 +/- 6 ppm lead. Face: 15 +/- 7 ppm lead. – Thanks for reading! Tamara Check out the test results of more things I have tested here: http://tamararubin.com/2018/01/index/

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#LeadFree: Melissa & Doug Wooden Toy Train Set

I tested this Melissa & Doug wooden train set back in 2014 and it was non-detect (ND) for lead (Pb) when tested with an XRF instrument! 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 […]

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#LeadFree: Sophie The Giraffe Baby Toy

Sophie the Giraffe baby toy was negative for lead (Pb) when tested with an XRF instrument! Tested in 2017. Here’s my affiliate link for this product on Amazon!* Would you like to see more test results like this? Please help me rent (or eventually buy!) an XRF instrument to continue this work. You can support my […]

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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: 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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