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#Leaded: Another Corkcicle

This is an uncoated Stainless Steel Corkcicle brand water bottle. This product is advertised as lead-free. (See related post here.) The bottle is primarily made of stainless steel. All components that touch the contents are lead free. The center sealing dot (on the bottom of the outside of the bottle), the element that seals it […]

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I am SO TIRED of companies who label their product “Lead Free” when it is not!

Corkcicle, prominently labeled, “LEAD FREE” on the packaging…however, the center sealing dot on the bottom (on the outside of the bottle — see second photo) tested positive with an XRF at 181,400 ppm lead [+/- 2,100 ppm](!) It’s actually probably much higher than that (close to solid lead solder), but the dot is smaller than […]

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#Cadmium: Voss Glass Water Bottle

Clear glass water bottle, Voss brand. The bottle and lid were negative for lead, mercury and arsenic – but the white writing on the outside was positive for trace (low levels) of cadmium, at 11 ppm. (+/- 6 ppm). If you have scrolled through the posts on my blog at all you have seen that […]

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2017 (?) Blue Hydro Flask

Newer (2017?) Hydro Flask. Tested in June of 2017. Lead Free! Newer Hydro Flasks (2017 and newer, based on what I have tested) seem to be consistently lead-free! In 2015/2016 Hydro Flask had offered to replace the older leaded products with a lead-free product, so it might be worth giving them a call to ask for […]

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A Tale of Two Hydro Flasks: Leaded & Not!

Newer Green [Columbia] Hydro Flask: #LeadFree! Tested in August of 2017. ~~~~~ Older Orange Hydro Flask (pre-2013), center sealing dot on bottom: 177,500 ppm lead. Good job on getting the lead out Hydro Flask! The lead is in the bottom “sealing dot” on the outside of the product (see center dot in bottom photo on this […]

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Purple Hydro Flask Tested December 2015

Newer purple Hydro Flask. Bottom seal (center of bottom as tested through purple coating): 3,647 ppm lead & 1,013 ppm arsenic. Tested with an XRF instrument.  The lead is on the outside and does not touch the contents of the bottle. Note: other brands have no lead at all. This brand historically used lead solder to seal […]

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Black Hydro Flask, Purchased in 2014.

Black Hydro Flask, Purchased in 2014. Bottom seal dot: 2,150 ppm lead; 15,900 ppm arsenic. The lead is in the bottom “sealing dot” on the outside of the product (see center dot in bottom photo on this post) and does not touch the contents of the water bottle. The leaded sealing dot is usually covered with […]

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October 2015 Recall of Pottery Barn Kids Water Bottles

This is one of the reasons (just one of them) that “Pottery Barn” is on my #ShitList.  They have had too many issues for me to trust them as a company, or for me to recommend any portion of their product lines as being even lead-safe. Sort of poetic that their initials are PB! While […]

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#XRFTesting: Mountain Valley Spring Water 5 Gallon Bottle

Mountain Valley Spring Water 5 Gallon Clear Glass Bottle (from their delivery service): Non-Detect (negative!) for Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg) and Arsenic (As)! I personally do not want jars that are positive for lead at any level, when I can choose lead-free jars and bottles. Click these links to see other similar glass jars and glass bottles I have […]

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Pellegrino Green Glass Water Bottle

San Pellegrino Green Glass Water Bottle: 116 ppm lead (Pb). Updated to answer some of your questions: Share this on Facebook from here. See Similar Bottles Here. I have no idea if this is leaching or not. All of my readings are in PPM (parts per million) as detected with an XRF. For context: the […]

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