Vintage Fisher Price Little People Coffee Table.
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:
- Lead (Pb): 460 +/- 15 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): 260 +/- 11 ppm
- Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/Negative
- Arsenic (As): Non-Detect/Negative
- Barium (Ba): 196 +/- 88 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 67 +/- 38 ppm
- Selenium (Se): 27 +/- 3 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 69 +/- 7 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 2,146 +/- 245 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.
- 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.
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