XRF [Heavy Metals] Test Results for Vintage Fisher Price Little People Red Wooden Boy With Yellow Pot On Head

XRF [Heavy Metals] Test Results for Vintage Fisher Price Little People Red Wooden Boy With Yellow Pot On Head

Vintage Fisher Price Little People Red Wooden Boy With Yellow Pot On Head.
Painted Wood & Yellow Plastic.
Year of Manufacture Unknown (presumed c. 1970s).

To see more vintage Fisher Price items I have tested, click here.

The XRF test results for this exact item (pictured above) are as follows:

Yellow Plastic Pot:

  • Lead (Pb): 17 +/- 3 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 1,964 +/- 25 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Arsenic (As):  Non-Detect/Negative
  • Antimony (Sb): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Selenium (Se): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Barium (Ba): 2,625 +/- 95 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 95 +/- 45 ppm
  • Bromine (Br): 2 +/- 2 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 361 +/- 13 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 27 +/- 16 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 680 +/- 166 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 1,715 +/- 245 ppm

XRF [Heavy Metals] Test Results for Vintage Fisher Price Little People Red Wooden Boy With Yellow Pot On Head Painted Wooden Face:

  • Lead (Pb): 66 +/- 6 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 512 +/- 12 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Arsenic (As):  8 +/- 4 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 695 +/- 78 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 85 +/- 8 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 363 +/- 27 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 12,000 +/- 300 ppm

Red Painted Wooden Body [if a metal is not mentioned it was not detected]:

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Arsenic (As):  Non-Detect/Negative
  • Zinc (Zn): 24 +/- 7 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 694 +/- 254 ppm

*The amount of cadmium (Cd) that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item made today and intended for use by young children is anything 75 ppm cadmium or higher. Some local regulatory agencies have set the cadmium toxicity level for children’s items as low as 40 ppm.

The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern item made today and intended for use by children is 90 ppm or higher in the paint or coating or 100 ppm lead in the substrate.

  • At the time of manufacture, vintage and antique pieces were not regulated for total lead and cadmium content as detectable with an XRF.
  • 1,964 ppm is a LOT higher than 75 ppm!
  • Advice: don’t let your children play with vintage toys, as there is really no way for you to know (at home) if these items are toxic or not.
  • To learn more about cadmium toxicity, click here.

To learn more about XRF testing, click here.

As always, thank you for reading and for sharing my posts!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

Click the image below to see the XRF test results of another popular vintage Fisher Price toy! [Same color vintage plastic but COMPLETELY DIFFERENT test results!]

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