Stainless Steel Spoon by the Food Network: Lead Free (NonDetect/ ND for Pb).
All modern stainless steel utensils I have tested have been lead free.
How to choose stainless flatware:
- Single component metal (seamless)
- Unpainted / Undecorated (no enamels)
- Marked (stamped in to the metal): “Stainless” or “Stainless Steel” or a number representing the metal grade.
Stainless Steel is primarily composed of chromium, nickel, and iron. Iron in stainless is usually in the 750,000 to 850,000 ppm range. Chromium in stainless is usually in the 120,000 to 182,000 ppm range. Nickel can range from zero (non-detect) to 82,000 ppm. Some of the Ikea stainless that I have tested this year (2017) has been nickel free (for those who have concerns about nickel.) I personally do not have concerns about nickel (bound in stainless steel) for my family.