Eyes 7,551 ppm lead,
Lips 10,000+ ppm lead,
Dress: 57 ppm mercury.
Tested with an XRF instrument.
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The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children today is 90 ppm lead and higher.
I don’t have a suggestion for a lead-free version of a doll like this as I have not tested any dolls like this and found them to be lead-free. I would imagine that similar new ones sold today and manufactured as intended for children would likely be lead-free, HOWEVER if new dolls like this are marketed as collectables or display pieces the manufacturers may think their product falls within a CPSC loophole and they may not be lead-free. I will try to test more dolls like this in the future, in the meantime my recommendations is to do some research and check with the manufacturer to confirm if they have been tested for lead, and – as always – avoid letting your children (especially very young children) play with any vintage toys.
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