Bunnykins vintage (1970s?) ceramic dish set.
Tested positive with an XRF for 73,800 parts per million lead.
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If this were sold today (with this level of lead) it would be considered highly illegal because it is a dishware set sold specifically to be used by young children and it is positive for more than 90 ppm Lead in the glaze or coating.
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I have these and my little one has been using them! Thank you so much for your post and your work. Going to replace this right away.
We have this set, purchased in England when we were living there in the late ’70s. Thankfully, I only used it once to feed our son. Whenever I have looked at it, I would wish I had used it more, but now I am very grateful that I didn’t. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.