Castle Ware Cotton Jammies (size L), Made in USA Organic Cotton: Lead Free

Below are the XRF test results for the CastleWare Organic Cotton Pajamas (Made in USA) pictured here.

Castle Ware Cotton Jammies (size L), Made in USA Organic Cotton: Lead Free

What I love about this example is that the photos clearly show that a baby will CHEW on these zippers, so it is extra important that these components are free of toxicants.

This is one reason to avoid hand-me-down or vintage clothing for use with children, as buttons and zippers are often leaded on vintage (or even new off-brand) products.  Only children’s clothes post-2011 are “guaranteed” to be Lead-free and Cadmium-free, but even then some pieces slip through the cracks. (Here’s a LINK to a recent – 2018 – recall for children’s clothing that was found to have unsafe levels of toxicants.)

Cream Colored Painted Metal Zipper:
(Minimum 60 second tests, if a metal is not noted it was not detected by the XRF instrument.)

  • Chromium (Cr): 33,200 +/- 700 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 675,000 +/- 5,500 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 8,306 +/- 538 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 10,100 +/- 500 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 108,400 +/- 1,800 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 151,600 +/- 1,800 ppm
  • Magnesium (Mn): 10,700 +/- 1,200 ppm

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Castle Ware Cotton Jammies (size L), Made in USA Organic Cotton: Lead Free

Main part of zipper (not pull tab):
(mostly plastic, so few metals detected)

  • Antimony (Sb): 94 +/- 28 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 30 +/- 8 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 52 +/- 20 ppm

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Castle Ware Cotton Jammies (size L), Made in USA Organic Cotton: Lead Free

Bumps on Bottom of Feet:

  • Zinc (Zn): 184 +/- 17 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 135 +/- 36 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 2,599 +/- 748 ppm

Here’s an Amazon affiliate link for a similar version product (I wish they made the footie-pajamas in adult sizes!)*

#SimpleSolutions:

  1. Stick with name-brand, recently made high quality clothing for your children whenever possible. (Organic is a plus!)
  2. Don’t accept vintage or hand-me-down (older/ pre-2011) clothing for your kiddos.
  3. Never buy off-brand clothing for children online. [Here’s a LINK to an example of a high-Lead recently purchased online piece of children’s clothing.]
  4. Safe clothing does not have to be expensive. Target and Walmart are good sources for clothing that is more likely to be safe (because they are so closely watched by regulatory agencies and have a lot to lose if there is a violation.)

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

Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts!

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

*Amazon links are affiliate links. If you purchase something after clicking on one of my links I may receive a small percentage of what you spend at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my advocacy work in this way.

Castle Ware Cotton Jammies (size L), Made in USA Organic Cotton: Lead Free

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