Archive | Water Bottles

#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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#SaferChoices: Water Bottles, Baby Bottles & Sippy Cups

Of the many popular brands of the water bottles, sippy cups and baby bottles that I have tested, a surprising number of brands have had at least one product that has tested positive for (unsafe levels of) lead. I have found lead in the decorative paint and painted measuring markings on both metal and glass […]

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