Rigid brand 14 inch wrench. 80,300 ppm lead.
Yes this is painted with lead paint! [As many modern tools are!] Paint is officially considered lead paint at about 5,000 ppm lead and higher. The 1978 ban on lead in residential paint limited lead in paint to 600 ppm lead. This wrench was purchased new 15 to 30 years ago (ish), long after the 1978 reduction… it’s not house-paint afterall… so it is legal!
The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in paint on items intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Lead paint on tools is not regulated by any agency (even though one might consider it an OSHA violation under the right circumstances!)
Reminder: DON’T let your children play in your workshop [or play with your grown up tools!]! (Please!)
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