XRF Test Results for an Oster® Master Series Pre-Programmed Blender with Reversing Blade Technology – Black

Oster® Master Series Pre-Programmed Blender with Reversing Blade Technology – Black.

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This item consists of eight components made of distinct combinations of materials, some of which require multiple tests for thorough testing with an XRF instrument:

  1. Clear Glass Blender Jar
  2. Clear and Gray Plastic Main Part of Lid
  3. Gray Plastic “Insert” Part of Lid
  4. Gray Rubber Seal
  5. Black Plastic Jar Base (screws on)
  6. Metal Blade Assembly
  7. Black Plastic Base / Motor
  8. Electrical Cord Integrated into Base

For the testing I do intact components (for example the motor/base or the blade assembly) are not disassembled or destroyed, they are tested to the degree possible as an intact unit. This means I do not open the base of an electrical unit to test the interior workings of the motor and therefore the testing of the motor/base is all done on the outside (the accessible exterior parts of the unit) and the unit may or may not test positive for lead or other elements on the inside of the motor. This post will not address these inaccessible components (or other components that cannot be easily tested as a result of the geometry of the XRF instrument or the structure of the item being tested.)

To learn more about XRF testing, click here.

As I would have anticipated with an item like this (newly manufactured, primarily glass, metal and plastic) all components were negative for Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Arsenic (As), and Mercury (Hg).

To see more Oster brand products I have tested, click here.

Below are the full XRF readings for each component (when tested using “Consumer Goods” mode):

Test ONE: Clear Glass Blender Jar
(See image below)

  • Barium (Ba): 2,204 +/- 169 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 24 +/- 11 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 114 +/- 29 ppm
  • Indium (In): 18 +/9 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative


Test TWO: Black Plastic Screw-On Blender Base
(See image below)

  • Copper (Cu): 21 +/13 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative


Test THREE: Gray Plastic Lid “Insert” Component
(See image below)

  • Barium (Ba): 103 +/- 57 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 120 +/- 30 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 197 +/- 95 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 61 +/- 35 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 1,239 +/- 795 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative


Test FOUR: Gray Rubber Gasket/Seal
(See image below)

  • Zinc (Zn): 383 +/- 31 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 82 +/- 44 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 688 +/- 208 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative


Main Gray and Clear Plastic Lid
(see images below)

Test FIVE: Clear Plastic Elements

  • Iron (Fe): 25 +/- 16 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative


Test SIX: Gray Rubberized Elements

  • Barium (Ba): 1,852 +/- 149 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 116 +/- 14 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 3,762 +/- 451 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative


Metal Blade Assembly
(see image below)

Test SEVEN: Copper Colored Ring on Bottom of Blade Assembly:

  • Chromium (Cr): 14,100 +/- 400 ppm [1.4%]
  • Tin (Sn): 54,800 +/- 700 ppm [5.5%]
  • Copper (Cu): 860,200 +/- 1,700 ppm [86%]
  • Iron (Fe): 68,600 +/- 1,200 ppm [6.8%]
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative

Test EIGHT: Silver Colored Metal Components of Blade Assembly (tested from only spot accessible with the XRF, the bottom part of the blade assembly):

Stainless Steel #304

  • Chromium (Cr): 181,900 +/- 1,600 ppm [18%]
  • Tin (Sn): 106 +/- 50 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 3,187 +/- 476 ppm [0.3%]
  • Nickel (Ni): 81,300 +/- 1,600 ppm [8.1%]
  • Iron (Fe): 706,500 +/- 2,600 ppm [70.7 %]
  • Vanadium (V): 2,227 +/- 493 ppm [0.2%]
  • Molybdenum (Mo): 4,619 +/- 178 ppm [0.46%]
  • Cobalt (Co): 3,397 +/- 1,424 ppm [0.34%]
  • Magnesium (Mn): 15,800 +/- 1,200 ppm [1.58 %]
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative


Electrical Cord
(See image below)

Test NINE: Black Plastic of Electric Cord

  • Barium (Ba): 168 +/- 58 ppm
  • Antimony (Sb): 3,461 +/- 72 ppm
  • Bromine (Br): 15 +/- 5 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 516 +/- 39 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 143 +/- 65
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative

Test TEN: Metal Prongs of Electrical Plug

  • Zinc (Zn): 292,600 +/- 2,600 ppm
  • Copper (Co): 595,600 +/- 3,100 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 109,100 +/- 1,400 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 366 +/- 161 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative


Base of Unit/ Motor Housing

Test ELEVEN: Black Plastic of Motorized Base

  • Zinc (Zn): 8 +/- 5 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 12 +/- 7 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 289 +/- 26 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative

Test TWELVE: Silver Colored Decorative Metal Elements

  • Antimony (Sb): 4,846 +/- 246 ppm
  • Bromine (Br): 4,896 +/- 215 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 511 +/- 39 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 83 +/- 31 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 1,094 +/- 238 ppm
  • Bismuth (Bi): 824 +/- 86 ppm
  • Indium (In): 72 +/-20 ppm
  • Platinum (Pt): 218 +/- 82 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative

Test THIRTEEN: Gray Rubberized Buttons (see image below)

  • Antimony (Sb): 5,460 +/- 164 ppm
  • Bromine (Br): 539 +/- 20 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 500 +/- 51 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 85 +/- 20 ppm
  • Bismuth (Bi): 114 +/- 20 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative


Test FOURTEEN: Black Rubberized Feet

  • Antimony (Sb): 38 +/- 17 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 641 +/- 55
  • Vanadium (V): 51 +/ 18 ppm
  • Indium (In): 28 +/- 10 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)/Negative

To see more blenders and blender components I have tested, click here.

NOTE: XRF testing is recognized by the Consumer Product Safety Commission as an acceptable and accurate way to screen consumer goods for potential toxicants. The Niton XL3T model that I use tests down to single digit parts per million for any metals detected.

Thank you for reading my posts and for sharing!

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

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama


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