1996 Piano

My piano!  The finish was negative for lead.  The vinyl of the seat was positive at 292 ppm lead. Vintage pianos are often very high lead.  I have not tested many newer ones, but if this is any indication newer ones may have lead free finishes!

For those new to my site: 90 ppm (and above) is the level at which the CPSC has determined a consumer good to be unsafe for children.

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One Response to 1996 Piano

  1. Jen February 8, 2019 at 2:51 am #

    Hi Tamara, I appreciate this testing was done sometime ago but I was wondering if you also tested the brass hardware on the piano, like the pedals and hinges? I also have a Yamaha Piano similar to yours (albeit younger model) and am curious to know if the brass contains any lead?

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