Vintage Fisher Price Little People Yellow Slide: 1,550 ppm Cadmium [75 ppm Cadmium (and up) is unsafe for kids.]

Vintage Fisher Price Little People Yellow Slide
Vintage Fisher Price Little People Playground Slide.
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 Slide:

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): 1,550 +/- 25 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/Negative
  • Arsenic (As):  Non-Detect/Negative
  • Barium (Ba): 2,179 +/- 97 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 181 +/- 57 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 313 +/- 14 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 25 +/- 12 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 1,289 +/- 195 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 3,985 +/- 316 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.

  • At the time of manufacture, vintage and antique pieces were not regulated for total lead and cadmium content as detectable with an XRF.
  • 1,550 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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