When tested with an XRF instrument this Pottery Barn Brand Swirl pattern bowl (different than “Spiral” which we also have pics of!) tested positive for 5,215 ppm Lead. This bowl was tested and photographed in 2014 and is a fairly recently made product, although I don’t know the exact year of manufacture. [if you have more information about this because you purchased these in the store new and you remember when you bought them, please let me know by commenting on this post! Thank you.]
How much Lead is too much Lead in dishes?
90 ppm Lead (and up) in the paint, glaze or coating of an item intended for use by children is considered illegal (and unsafe) in newly manufactured item made today. Dishes are not considered to be “items intended for use by children” and are exempt from the regulatory standards limiting XRF detectable total Lead content in consumer goods intended for children.
All results reported on this blog are science based, accurate and replicable. As a result of inconsistent product testing results (some contain high levels of lead and some do not -regardless of the year of manufacture or type of product) from Pottery Barn branded products, I would never use (and would never recommend) and would never buy anything from this brand at all. You can see all of my posts with Pottery Barn product test results in one place by clicking this link.
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