Corningware c. 1996-1998 “Summer Blush” Square Casserole Dish with Pansies: 15,500 ppm Lead

CorningWare Square Casserole with Pansies: 15,500 ppm Lead

“Made in Illinois” Summer Blush pattern square Corningware baking / casserole dish with pansies.
Period of manufacture: c. 1996-1998.

The colored flower pattern on the outside of this dish was positive for 15,500 ppm Lead when tested with an XRF instrument.

The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher.  Lead content in exterior decorative elements of dishware (as detectable with an XRF instrument) is not regulated in any way. Dishes are not considered “items intended for use by children.”

Many of the similar Corningware casseroles with blue cornflowers tend to be lead-free although I have not tested the blue cornflower casseroles from every period of manufacture and there seems to be some variation in the presence of toxicants depending on the age of the piece.

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2 Responses to Corningware c. 1996-1998 “Summer Blush” Square Casserole Dish with Pansies: 15,500 ppm Lead

  1. Candace Elmore March 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

    I have dinner plates with this pattern. Could that mean those plates have toxicity?

    • Tamara March 23, 2019 at 12:49 pm #

      Hi Candace, Thank you for commenting.

      Yes – I expect if they have the same pattern and are of the same vintage that they also have similar levels of Lead and other toxicants.


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