Sleepy Hollow New York Commemorative Fridge Magnet
Made primarily of Zinc.
This item had the following readings when tested with an XRF instrument:
- Lead (Pb): Non-Detect/ND – Negative*
- Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect/ND – Negative*
- Arsenic (As): Non-Detect/ND – Negative*
- Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/ND – Negative*
- Chromium ( Cr): 522 +/- 146 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 985,100 +/- 12,000 ppm
- Cooper (Cu): 10,500 +/- 600 ppm
Ever since the “big-scare” of lead-in-toys back in 2007 and 2008 I have been seeing more and more of these types of items (souvenirs) being made of nearly 100% zinc. I’m excited that manufacturers are getting wise to the concern. Of course the fact that this is “Made In Canada” probably helps, in that it is not cheaply made overseas (given metal items from other parts of the world are more likely to have contaminants like lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd).)
*Note: The XRF instrument tests down to single-digit ppm accuracy. Items intended for use by children are considered toxic and unsafe for children at 90 ppm lead or higher in the paint or coating or 100 ppm paint or coating in the substrate. A “negative” reading for an XRF (in detecting lead) means that it is below the limit of detection for the instrument (below the single digit ppm range) and well within what is considered safe for children by modern standards.
As alway, please let me know if you have any questions!