XRF Test Results For Cardew Design Made in China (Designed In England) Wizard of Oz Commemorative Mug Set

Below are the XRF readings for this commemorative Wizard of Oz mug set.

This set is from Cardew Design North America Inc and was made in 2011 (after the CPSC regulation limiting the amount of lead in items made for use by and marketed to children!)

While the company might argue that this is not an item intended for children (and is, instead, a “collectable”), both the size of the item and the design of the packaging seem to contradict this.

The levels of lead and cadmium found in this product exceed the levels that are considered safe for children.

The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in items intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher in the glaze or coating and anything 100 ppm lead or higher in the substrate (the base ceramic in this set.)

The box is made of cardboard and was not tested.

Most interesting to note, the words on the inside of the cup were also positive for lead.

Please scroll down for the exact XRF readings on each of the elements tested.

For more MUGS I have tested, click here.

Dark Colored Rainbow on Body of Cup:

  • Lead (Pb): 4,997 +/- 130 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 1,104 +/- 243 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 1,808 +/- 92 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 1,144 +/- 167 ppm
  • Bismuth (Bi): 69 +/- 25 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 216 +/- 101 ppm
  • Platinium (Pt): 202 +/- 69 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 2,571 +/- 181 ppm

To learn more about XRF testing, click here.

Lighter Section of Cup with Characters:

  • Lead (Pb): 194 +/- 18 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 532 +/- 27 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 1,661 +/- 239 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 1,078 +/- 126 ppm
  • Selenium (Se): 26 +/- 8 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 291 +/- 39 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 1,421 +/- 47 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 57 +/- 24 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 115 +/- 21 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 1,264 +/- 80 ppm
  • Bismuth (Bi): 162 +/- 17 ppm

To learn more about the concern for cadmium
in consumer goods, click here.

Yellow Brick Road (on Spoons):

  • Lead (Pb): 25 +/- 12 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 290 +/- 15 ppm

Clear Glazed White Back of Spoon:

  • Lead (Pb): 18 +/- 9 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 2,139 +/- 298 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 70 +/- 45 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 1,424 +/- 99 ppm
  • Bismuth (Bi): 144 +/- 17 ppm

Cardew Design Made in China (Designed In England) Wizard of Oz Commemorative Mug Set

Writing on Inside of Cup

  • Lead (Pb): 150 +/- 18 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 1,379 +/- 418 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 37 +/- 14 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 810 +/- 59 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 2,465 +/- 232 ppm
  • Bismuth (Bi): 132 +/- 17 ppm
  • In: 21 +/- 1- ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 1,589 +/- 152 ppm
  • Magnesium (Mn): 1,575 +/- 285 ppm

As always, please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you for reading and for sharing.

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

Cardew Design Made in China (Designed In England) Wizard of Oz Commemorative Mug Set

Cardew Design Made in China (Designed In England) Wizard of Oz Commemorative Mug Set

Cardew Design Made in China (Designed In England) Wizard of Oz Commemorative Mug Set

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