ONLY One of these measuring tapes pictured below tested positive for lead – with 5,621 parts per million (ppm), can you guess which one? Answer is below the photo! [Click through to the post to see it!]
Here are links to some potentially lead-free measuring tapes. Because manufacturing standards change rapidly with items like this, I cannot guarantee that all of these will be lead-free, but they are more likely to be lead-free based on the XRF testing of the samples of various brands that I have done to date!
NOTE: The amount of lead that is considered safe in a new/modern item intended for children is “below 100 ppm” in the substrate and “below 90 ppm” in the paint or coating.
TIP: Tools made for adults should not be given to young children to play with! [I have such a hard time convincing my husband of this! … even though he knows better!]
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Yellow & black Fast Measure tested positive for 5,621 ppm lead –
all of the others pictured here are lead-free!