Yellow Pier One plate/ bowl
When tested with an XRF instrument this dish was positive for Lead at 6,495 ppm. This is actually fairly common both for Pier 1 pieces as well as for ceramic pieces that are made in Portugal. As a result I always stay away from Pier One for dishware personally.
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Laura W says
Do you consistently find Pier 1 dishes to be high in lead? I still have some old dishes & serving platters from the Jade Leaves set I need to get rid of if that is the case.
Yes – nearly all of the Pier 1 dishes I have tested have been positive for fairly high levels of lead.
Judy Acosta says
how does one find out if their dishes have lead? I own a set from Pier One.
Most Pier One dishes have lead. We have some videos from Pier One too. What year are yours? That’s a major consideration. Here’s the link for info on having me help you with testing: https://tamararubin.com/2017/12/testmystuff/
I have had it for 10 years and there are multiple gray streaks and marks on plates and bowls where they have been scraped by knives or spoons. Is this definite evidence of too much lead in the dishes?Melissa says
Tamara, I have Casa Stone by Casafina, fine Portuguese stoneware. I have had it for 10 years and there are multiple gray streaks and marks on plates and bowls where they have been scraped by knives or spoons. Is this definite evidence of too much lead in the dishes?
No, not at all. The gray marks are from your silverware. They are not an indicator of lead in the dishes. That is a common myth/misunderstanding.
I have the Batik pier one plates. They are made in Indonesia. I was wondering if you know if these have lead? J also have plates from Gibson. Yikes!!
I would love it if you could test the Pier 1 “Luminous” line of white porcelain plates new for 2019- 2020. This is just a request. I just bought them.
Generally people send me things to test and help cover the cost of testing that I report here on my blog. Here’s how that works: https://tamararubin.com/2019/08/tamara-can-i-send-you-one-of-my-dishes-to-test-for-lead/
Tamara, Thank you for the info on the option to send in items. ~Crystal
Julie Rowe says
I’m wondering if you have ever tested Abigail by Pier 1. This is a major pattern that is widely distributed. I own it and I’m wondering if it is safe to use. I really love it so I would hate to have to get rid of it, but now I’m worried.
I don’t know that I have. Best way is to follow the instructions on this link and send me a picture: