Vintage Fisher Price Little People Blue Wooden Lady With Plastic Hair: 1,202 ppm Cadmium + 42 ppm Lead.

Vintage Fisher Price Little People Blue Wooden Lady With Yellow Plastic Hair.
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 Hair:

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): 1,202 +/- 34 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Arsenic (As):  Non-Detect/Negative
  • Barium (Ba): 1,919 +/- 170 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 183 +/- 18 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 1,111 +/- 312 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 4,471 +/- 512 ppm

Painted Wooden Face:

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): 352 +/- 16 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Arsenic (As):  Non-Detect/Negative
  • Barium (Ba): 460 +/- 106 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 41 +/- 12 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 27,700 +/- 700 ppm

Blue Painted Wooden Body:

  • Lead (Pb): 42 +/- 8 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Arsenic (As):  Non-Detect/Negative
  • Bromine (Br): 13 +/- 3 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 41 +/- 15 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 688 +/- 36 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 51 +/- 32 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 19,500 +/- 700 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.
  • 1,202 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

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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