To see more pieces from this Beatrix Potter set that I have tested, Click HERE.
Wedgwood Peter Rabbit bowl c. 1970.
59,300 ppm Lead & 10,900 ppm Arsenic.
Made in England.
These levels are from testing with an XRF Instrument in consumer goods mode.
To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE.
It would be illegal to manufacture a baby plate with lead levels like this today. Modern/ newly manufactured items manufactured and intended to be used for children and sold today must be under 90 ppm lead in the coatings and under 100 ppm lead in the substrate. Unfortunately many people have held on to these vintage Wedgwood Peter Rabbit dishes to pass to their children and grandchildren. I would highly advise against this. Wedgwood makes a new/modern version of this piece that is, in fact, lead-free.
Here are some better (lead-free) choices you can purchase today on Amazon:*
The Modern Peter Rabbit Set (for girls) by Wedgwood: $36.10
The Modern Peter Rabbit Set (blue): $46.50
Modern Peter Rabbit Children’s Tea Set: $84.99
Do NOT buy these things second hand. Only the new ones are lead-free.
To make a contribution in support of my independent consumer goods testing and lead poisoning prevention advocacy work, click here.
Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts. Please let me know if you have any questions!