Archive | Toys

#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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#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: Child’s Toy China Tea Set

Victoria’s Garden Toy China Tea Set: 20,600 ppm lead. [Lemon included to show size!] 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 an XRF instrument. You can see more antique/vintage […]

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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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#Leaded & #Cadmium, Vintage 1970 Malibu Francie

I picked up this Malibu Francie doll at a vintage toy store. She was naked so I decided to buy her some modern clothes (#ThankYouWalmart!) [The lasted time I posted pics of a naked vintage Barbie and her lead levels I got a lot of complaints from some of my more conservative followers on social […]

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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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#Cadmium: Vintage 1940s Nancy Ann Storybook Doll, Princess/ Bride

This vintage (1940s) Nancy Ann Storybook doll (princess? bride?) has a painted face that is 975 +/- 35  ppm cadmium. Her hair was also positive for cadmium at 893 +/- 34 ppm. The amount of cadmium that is considered toxic/unsafe in an item made for children today is 40 ppm lead and higher. Read more […]

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