Pioneer Woman Willow Pattern Dipping Bowl: as high as 1,858 ppm Lead


Pioneer Woman Willow Pattern Dipping Bowl: as high as 1,858 ppm LeadBelow are the XRF test results for the Pioneer Woman 
“Willow” Pattern (Blue) Dipping Bowl pictured here.

To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE.


Exterior Flowers
(based on one minute reading):

  • Lead (Pb): 1,858 +/- 76 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 230 +/- 17 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Arsenic (As): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Barium (Ba): 385 +/- 66 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 9,900 +/- 345 ppm
  • Antimony (Sb): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Selenium (Se): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Tin (Sn): 47 +/- 19 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 18,200 +/- 600 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 320 +/- 56 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 288 +/- 81 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 3,145 +/- 271 ppm
  • Bismuth (Bi): 63 +/- 25 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 814 +/- 74 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 1,144 +/- 105 ppm
  • Indium (In): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Zirconium (Zr): 7,938 +/- 240 ppm 
  • Cobalt (Co): 727 +/- 128 ppm
  • Magnesium (Mn): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)

To read more about Cadmium toxicity concerns, Click Here.

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Pioneer Woman Willow Pattern Dipping Bowl: as high as 1,858 ppm Lead

Inside Light Blue of Bowl (image above)
(based on one minute reading):

  • Lead (Pb): 622 +/- 40 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Mercury (Hg): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Arsenic (As): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Barium (Ba): 1,029 +/- 81 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Antimony (Sb): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Selenium (Se): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Tin (Sn): 54 +/- 20 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 4,756 +/- 199 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 213 +/- 51 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): Negative /Non-Detect (nd)
  • Iron (Fe): 831 +/- 182 ppm
  • Bismuth (Bi): 72 +/- 21 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 1,787 +/- 109 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 3,571 +/- 202 ppm
  • Zirconium (Zr): 11,100 +/- 300 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 762 +/-126 ppm

Pioneer Woman Willow Pattern Dipping Bowl: as high as 1,858 ppm Lead

Black and White Logo on Bottom

Please see the posts for the other similar bowls for the bottom reading (of the black and white logo) as their bottom readings are just about the same as this one.  To see the readings for this dipping bowl in other colors / other patterns (plus the readings for the black and white logo), Click HERE.


The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item manufactured and intended to be used by children is anything 90 ppm Lead (or higher) in the glaze, paint or coating. While these items are not marketed for use by children, with their bright colors and diminutive size one could easily see that a parent might give them to their child to play with.

Given these are newly manufactured and likely leach tested, I do not have an immediate lead-poisoning concern with a dish like this, but I do have concerns for the impact of these levels of toxicants with potential long term use and heavy wear. I also have concerns that these toxicants (Lead and Cadmium) are being used as glaze ingredients at all. Click HERE to read more about these concerns.

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Please let me know if you have ANY questions.

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

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Pioneer Woman Willow Pattern Dipping Bowl: as high as 1,858 ppm Lead

Pioneer Woman Willow Pattern Dipping Bowl: as high as 1,858 ppm Lead

One Response to Pioneer Woman Willow Pattern Dipping Bowl: as high as 1,858 ppm Lead

  1. Krista March 19, 2019 at 7:57 pm #

    I just happened on your site and recently purchased one of these bowls, not the Willow one tested, because my little girl picked it out. If vintage items are toxic and new items too, how can we find items that are not?

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