This Pfaltzgraff, Made in the USA dish (age unknown, pattern name unknown, tested in 2014) tested positive for lead at 60 parts per million (ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. This level of lead is considered safe by all standards, American and European.
The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher.
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Chelsea Simone says
The name of this pattern is Ocean Breeze. Have you tested the other colors like this one? Sky, Sunrise, and Aura are the ones like this that come to mind.
I think this might be Northwinds instead. I collect Northwinds and Ocean Breeze is often mistaken for it. Ocean Breeze usually has a thicker rim of the two colors and also has a third lighter green ring: https://www.amazon.com/Pfaltzgraff-Breeze-16-Piece-Dinnerware-Service/dp/B000H96F26
I own Pfaltzgraff tea rose dishes purchased in 1999. If I send you a dish, what do you charge to test it, and to what address do I send it?
Here’s how the testing I do normally works: https://tamararubin.com/2017/07/subscribe-in-support-of-my-advocacy-work-you-can-become-eligible-to-send-in-a-box-of-your-things-for-testing/
Every now and then I let folks send me a single dish or two to test, but I have such a backlog of testing to do right now I don’t often do that. Feel free to e-mail me with pictures of your dish and I can let you know more about possibly sending something in. TAMARARUBIN @ MAC DOT COM
Susan Clark says
Pfaltzgraft winterberry holiday dishes, some made in USA, more recent pieces made in China.
Wanda Henley says
I have the Winterberry (pfaltzgraff) dishes that are made in China. I have had them for three years. What are the toxin levels in them? Are they safer than the ones made in USA?
Hi Wanda –
Thanks for commenting.
Here you go: https://tamararubin.com/2019/11/pfaltzgraff-made-in-usa-christmas-dish-with-holly-berries-17400-ppm-lead-90-is-unsafe-780-ppm-cadmium-a-carcinogen/
Do you know if Pfaltzgraff Sedona has a high lead content?
Hello Deanna! Thank you for commenting. Pfaltzgraff can go either way. Sorry I don’t have more patterns up on the blog. Here’s the Pfaltzgraff category with a few examples (scroll through all of the posts in the category): https://tamararubin.com/category/pfaltzgraff/
Here’s how to send a dish in for testing and reporting on my blog: https://tamararubin.com/2019/08/tamara-can-i-send-you-one-of-my-dishes-to-test-for-lead/
jackie smith says
I have a set of your dishes, I need to know if lead is in them. I will send a photo. Its a older pattern with flowers all over the plate butterfly and even a snail. A childish print. Like a storybook.
Toni Pagliarini says
HI Tamara I as looking at the Pflatzgraff Everyday Charlotte plates that are a white porcelin set with white swirls. Is there anyway to know if they are safe to purchase?
Are they new or vintage?
I would like to send you a pic of the Pfaltzgraff dishes we’ve had since 1997.
Should I also send a sample of the dishes directly to you?
I’ve tested for high levels of lead/mercury thru hair tissue analysis and am currently on a regimen of supplements to rid my body of these. I am 66 years so have had plenty of time to accumulate high levels…. 🙁
Terri B in LG
What is the name of the Pfaltzgraff dish pattern you have been using? I have some & have wondered about lead content too.
I just bought a pile of Pfalzgraff Napoli ceramic dinnerware. Do you know anything about Napoli? I’m guessing this has come up as cadmium and lead rich?
Steven Darroch says
I’m curious about Pfaltzgraff Yorktowne. I grew up with an extensive set and want to be sure. Any advice or feedback is appreciated.
Are pfaltzgragg Folk Art dishes lead and cadmium free?
Lora Fisher says
Do you know if pfaltzgraff mint mocha is safe?
It’s made in China.
Hi there – here’s the full Pfaltzgraff category on the site for other examples to compare to – there are 6 posts:
If you don’t see something similar – here’s the link that tells you how to send me something to test:
Do you have any lead content information for the pattern Confetti?
Jeanette Nelson says
I have a not complete set of the Pfaltzgraff dishes with the green and mauve color rings. Are they safe to eat off of, or should I pack them away?
Recently purchased complete set of Emma , have you done previous led testing on this pattern . If so what was result ?
I have this entire set still. Serving platters, candle stick holders, sugar and creamer….like the entire set I was gifted them in 1994.