Regarding the items shown in the photo below:
- Fisher Price Family Play Farm Barn: Non-Detect” for Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg) & Arsenic (As) when tested with an XRF instrument. All components tested.
- Fisher Price Green & White Toy Car: Also ND for Pb, Cd, Hg & As for all components.
- Fisher Price Little People, red-haired girl: Her painted face was approximately 240 ppm lead (Pb) when tested with an XRF instrument.
With these vintage Fisher Price toys a fully lead-free structure is the exception (when it comes to lead) not the rule. Most vintage Fisher Price toys have at least one component that is high in lead!
Here is another post with a test for a similar merry-go-round from the school house set (shown in the background here in this photo.)
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: Avoid all vintage toys! (sorry). As a consumer (and without appropriate testing instrumentation) you just can’t know which items are high lead and which items are not.
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