1980 Fisher Price toy plastic radio with wind up music box.
When tested with an XRF instrument this musical toy had the following readings:
Yellow plastic components:
- 2,087 +/- 55 ppm lead
- 20 +/- 10 ppm cadmium
- 204 +/- 37 ppm arsenic
White plastic components:
- 58 +/- 10 ppm lead
- 108 +/- 12 ppm cadmium
Blue plastic knob:
- 22 +/- 7 ppm lead
Metal on corners:
- 2,110 +/- 102 ppm lead
- 13o +/- 71 ppm arsenic
The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured/ modern item intended for children in anything 90 ppm lead or higher in the coating, anything 100 ppm lead or higher in the substrate.
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I have the 1981 “over the rainbow” one of these that my mother in law just gave to my son. It is white with yellow handle and yellow dial. Would this also have been harmful? There are a ton of them everywhere online.
Yes – that is likely not safe for children by today’s standards.
Tamara, can you tell me if vintage Tupperware Octogon shape sorter is safe? I have one that’s about 40 years old.