I picked up this Malibu Francie doll at a vintage toy store. She was naked so I decided to buy her some modern clothes (#ThankYouWalmart!) [The lasted time I posted pics of a naked vintage Barbie and her lead levels I got a lot of complaints from some of my more conservative followers on social media!]
This vintage Francie doll tested positive for lead and cadmium:
- Leg: 3,376 +/- 93 ppm cadmium (Cd)
- Back: 673 +/- 27 ppm cadmium (Cd)
- Face: 121 +/- 24 ppm lead (Pb), 1,359 +/- 39 ppm cadmium (Cd)
- Arm: 3,957 +/- 116 ppm cadmium (Cd), 58 +/- 27 ppm lead (Pb)
Cadmium is generally considered toxic to children at levels of 40 ppm or higher. Lead in modern toys is regulated and considered toxic at levels of 90 ppm and higher.
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Original packaging and outfit (as seen on eBay)