Big Bird Ceramic Child’s Mug: 15,100 ppm lead.
Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. Made in Japan
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Hi, I am wondering if you are testing the inside of mugs etc or just the decorations. If just the outside decorations they should still be safe?
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If it is not listed I did not test both surfaces. I have found many “plain white” mug surfaces to be high lead. Here is a good example: https://tamararubin.com/2019/08/portmeirion-the-botanic-garden-circa-1818-mug-1972-49700-ppm-lead-90-ppm-is-unsafe-cadmium-too/
A child touches the outside of the mug too – and if the decoration wears it wears into the cooking and cleaning environments in the kitchen – so “only on the outside” is not a distinction I tend to make. Lead is Lead and if it has Lead I don’t consider it to be safe. This particular mug would be illegal if sold today.