Published: December 24, 2017
Updated: April 28, 2020
Ford “Front Drive” Toy Car, painted with Lead paint.
When tested with a high-precision XRF instrument designed for testing consumer goods (including toys) for the presence of heavy metals (like Lead, Cadmium, Mercury and Arsenic) the painted metal toy car pictured here had the following readings.
- Lead (Pb): 723 +/- 54 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): 25 +/- 8 ppm
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. Tested with an XRF instrument.
Some additional related reading that may be of interest to my readers:
- You can see more antique/vintage toys I have tested here.
- For #SaferChoices for your family, click here.
- You can see more toy cars I have tested at this link.
- To learn more about the testing I do, click here.
Tamara, have you tested others like this?
I purchased this at a local thrift store years ago – expressly with the purpose of reporting the test results here on this blog. I have not done many posts with test results for toys of this type and era and I would love the opportunity to test more vintage painted metal toy cars of this same era. If you have a collection and would be willing to send me a few to test and report on here on my blog I would be super thankful for the opportunity!
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