When tested with an XRF instrument this small brass hammer / nested screw-driver multi-tool had the following reading:
- Lead (Pb): 40,600 ppm lead.
The amount of Lead that is considered unsafe in an item intended for use by children is 90 ppm Lead or higher in the paint or coating and 100 ppm Lead or higher in the substrate.
While it is easy to say “Well this item is not a toy”, these small hammers with nested screwdrivers inside are often given to children to play with (and are mostly found at the checkout counter at hardware stores, next to the candy, gum and Slim Jims!) Here’s an Amazon affiliate link to a similar hammer, so you can see it “in the wild.”
Here’s a chart that shows the levels of concern for various toxicants (click the chart to see the source study for that chart):
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