Cravings By Chrissy Teigen Wood & Green Silicone Spoon From Target: Lead-Free!

Cravings By Chrissy Teigen Wood & Green Silicone Spoon: Lead-Free!

I recently tested some pieces from Pioneer Woman and found lead in them.

As a result of that testing I did a little digging into what company makes the products for Pioneer Woman and that led me to GibsonUSA.com. In digging around Gibson USA’s website I learned that they also manufacture products for Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings kitchen line sold at Target, and I thought it would be interesting to see if there were any comparable levels of toxicants in the Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings products. So, in order to do this – with the help of my readers – I ordered a few of her things for testing [they are sold directly by Target on the Target website].

The first piece to arrive was this wood and silicone spoon. Here are the results of this spoon when tested with an XRF instrument (there are only two components to test – the wooden handle and the green silicone bowl part of the spoon.)

Wooden Handle:

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative

To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE.

Note: The wooden handle – as expected – did not test positive for any metals using the XRF instrument. A feature that I felt was especially thoughtful on this piece is the fact that Chrissy Teigen’s name is carved (laser etched?) into the handle without using any paint (see image below)! This is a great way to avoid toxicants in kitchen items. In so many kitchen items that are otherwise Lead-free or Lead-safe, I often find high levels of Lead in the paint of the brand or logo marking on the product (which is often a “blindspot” for manufacturers, when it comes to the toxicity concerns for the product.) [Examples of this: Bodum, Ceramcor, Pyrex Measuring Cups.]

Cravings By Chrissy Teigen Wood & Green Silicone Spoon: Lead-Free!

Green Silicone of Spoon Bowl:

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative
  • Barium (Ba): 364 +/- 196 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative
  • Antimony (Sb) Non-Detect (ND) / Negative
  • Selenium (Se): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative
  • Zinc (Zn): 80 +/- 14 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 57 +/- 30 ppm

In general, this seems like a superb choice (from a toxicity standpoint), although my husband (a fabricator!) has concerns that the silicone bowl of the spoon might eventually separate from it’s wooden handle “after prolonged exposure to the (obvious/inevitable) moist conditions inherent in it’s intended environment”. The tag that came with it specifically says to “hand wash only” (possibly as way to extend the useful life of the piece because of that concern?)

Cravings By Chrissy Teigen Wood & Green Silicone Spoon: Lead-Free!

A fun/interesting/unusual feature of this spoon is how large the bowl is! For context, the image at the top of the page is holding a smallish apple (the size apple you might get in a “value pack” bag of apples — not one of our typical big Pacific Northwest apples)  — but that’s still pretty impressively large as spoons go.

Cravings By Chrissy Teigen Wood & Green Silicone Spoon: Lead-Free!

It’s certainly unique and distinctive; it will be interesting to see how this product holds up over time.

This item costs $4.99 at Target. Here’s a direct link to the product on Target’s site.

Last thought: I will say that from an environmental impact perspective, I was surprised that they sent the single item in a fairly large box — with air-filled mailer bubbles to boot! but I guess that is better than the bubble envelopes (which I don’t think are recyclable at all, and are hard to reuse.) Additional points to Target: the box is shaped like a truck (with images of the side, back and front of the truck) – so it is pretty cute and could be used as a temporary toy (I’ll let you know what my kiddo thinks of that too!) [See pic of box below.]

Cravings By Chrissy Teigen Wood & Green Silicone Spoon From Target: Lead-Free!

I am looking forward to testing more things from Target’s Cravings line. I will create a post with all of the things that I already purchased and the things that I would still like to purchase for testing.

In general, things from Target have tested pretty clean (free of many toxicants), but I did see a few things in the Cravings line-up that looked possibly a little sketchy to me (from a Lead perspective) and I would really like to test them to see if they are Lead-free or not. If you are interested in purchasing one or more of those items and having them sent to me for testing (so I can create a blog post like this one – with the full XRF test results to share with my readers), please let me know!

Going down the rabbit hole, checking out Target’s site for Chrissy Teigen’s Craving line items that might be positive for Lead and Cadmium, I learned that Chip and Joanna Gaines also has a line of custom pieces sold at Target and (again with the help of my readers) I bought a bunch of those for testing as well… so please stay tuned for those posts!

Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts.

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

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

Cravings By Chrissy Teigen Wood & Green Silicone Spoon: Lead-Free!

One Response to Cravings By Chrissy Teigen Wood & Green Silicone Spoon From Target: Lead-Free!

  1. Sandy reilly January 15, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

    Tamara are silicone kitchen utensils like spatula soup ladle etc safe to use? What about wire whip for eggs etc
    What utensils do you use ?
    Thanks!

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