Originally posted: November 21, 2017
Updated: February 19, 2020
Newer (c. 2013?) Opal Innocence Lenox Fine Bone China, Classics Collection. These were tested with an XRF instrument and came up non-detect for Lead. Please note, the golden/platinum band may or may not have lead in it but it does not take up enough of the scope of the XRF instrument to be able to come up with an accurate reading.
Important to note, 2020 update:
When this testing was done and these results were originally reported I was using a simpler reporting format here on my blog (simply “yes” or “no” for Lead – with relatively shorter tests!). With the testing I do now (2020) I include all metals found using a freshly calibrated XRF instrument (testing in “consumer goods” mode) and I often do much longer tests than I used to do previously (to ensure the results are as accurate and specific as possible).
And with that disclaimer, here is a link to another example of china from this brand in this same pattern with slightly different test results. This second example tested positive for Lead at very low levels (still well within the range of being “Lead-safe” but not 100% Lead-free). Some of the tested spots on this second example also tested negative for Lead. It is important to note that all ceramics may vary from batch-to-batch, dish-to-dish and my earlier conclusion that the example from this pattern (from about 2013, pictured on this post) was Lead-free is not negated by a later finding of a similar dish (from a different year) testing positive for very low levels of Lead (within safe range.)
For some additional reading you may want to check out the following links:
- To see the #LeadFree dishes I use in my home, click here.
- For more #SaferChoices for your family, click here
- To see more Lenox brand dishes I have tested, click here.
- To see another example of this exact pattern (Lenox Opal Innocence) that I have tested, click here.
- To learn more about the testing methodologies used when reporting test results on this blog, click here.
- To see more “Made In USA” products I have tested, click here.
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