2018 Dollar Store “Happy Birthday” Wine Glass By Cristar, Lead Free!

2018 Dollar Store "Happy Birthday" Wine Glass By Cristar, Lead Free!

2018 Dollar Tree “Happy Birthday” Wine Glass By Cristar.
Made in Columbia.

For exact XRF test results scroll down.

To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE.

2018 Dollar Store "Happy Birthday" Wine Glass By Cristar, Lead Free!

I was really surprised that this was 100% Lead-free! It was also negative for all of the other “baddies” – Mercury, Arsenic, Cadmium, Antimony and more.

I truly expected to at least find Lead (and possibly Cadmium) in the painted markings on this glass! What a terrific discovery. And for only $1!!! I haven’t had wine glasses in 1,000,000 years (it seems, but truly it has been 23 years since I had a set of wine glasses that wasn’t broken within the first week or two of use) because the kids always break them – so now I have a set of four new Lead-free Dollar Tree wine glasses for my birthday (each with a different design!]

People often express concern for products from the Dollar (type) stores [Dollar Tree, Dollar Store, Dollar General, 99cent Store] and usually I explain to them that BECAUSE they were cited for significant Lead-violations years ago, in my experience their stuff has become much safer (at least from a Lead perspective.) Time will tell (and by that I mean like the next week or so because tonight I spent $46 at the Dollar store on potentially “suspect” items to test for you all & there are a few examples in there that I just cannot imagine will be both Lead-free and Cadmium-free.)

To see more items from Dollar Tree Stores that I have tested already, Click HERE.


For this particular Happy Birthday wine glass, several colors were tested, all had similar test results to the three sets of results listed below (when tested with an XRF instrument):2018 Dollar Store "Happy Birthday" Wine Glass By Cristar, Lead Free!

All tests were done for at least 30 seconds.

Test Set One:

  • Lead (Pb): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Cadmium (Cd): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Arsenic (As): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Mercury (Hg): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Antimony (Sb): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Selenium (Se):  Negative / Non-Detect
  • Barium (Ba): 1,104 +/- 265 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 151 +/- 64 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 3,538 +/- 516 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 7,062 +/- 797 ppm

To see more wine glasses I have tested, Click HERE.

Test Set Two:

  • Lead (Pb): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Cadmium (Cd): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Arsenic (As): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Mercury (Hg): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Antimony (Sb): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Selenium (Se):  Negative / Non-Detect
  • Barium (Ba): 941 +/- 289 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 351 +/- 173 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 274 +/- 75 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 3,107 +/- 538 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 6,223 +/- 831 ppm

Test Set Three:

  • Lead (Pb): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Cadmium (Cd): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Arsenic (As): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Mercury (Hg): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Antimony (Sb): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Selenium (Se):  Negative / Non-Detect
  • Barium (Ba): 1,256 +/- 257 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 65 +/- 30 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 143 +/- 61 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 3,750 +/- 505 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 6,815 +/- 769 ppm

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

Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts!

If you want to donate to help me do this kind of testing (where I buy stuff new at a store to test),  to “Chip-In” [via PayPal or with a credit card] Click HERE or you can contribute on GoFundME [LINK.] As an example, this Dollar Tree store trip cost me about $60 including the stuff and the transportation – not including the cost of testing and childcare.

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

2018 Dollar Store "Happy Birthday" Wine Glass By Cristar, Lead Free! 2018 Dollar Store "Happy Birthday" Wine Glass By Cristar, Lead Free!

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