Hello Kitty Thermos Brand Child’s Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle: Lead-Free in all accessible components.

Hello Kitty Thermos Brand Child's Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle: Lead-Free in all accessible components.

Hello Kitty Thermos Brand Child’s Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle:
Lead-Free in all accessible components when tested with an XRF instrument.

Here’s a link to a product similar to this on Amazon.*

These are the test results of the product as is (assembled). Without disassembly there is no way for me to know if there is a leaded sealing dot under the pink bottom cap HOWEVER with the Thermos Brand products I have not once heard of the bottom cap popping off with normal use as intended.

With other brands (specifically Pura Kiki and similar products) the bottom cap has been reported to come off with normal use, revealing a Leaded sealing dot (a dot of solid Lead used to create the vacuum of the stainless steel for the insulative properties.)

You can see some examples of products with a Leaded sealing dot by clicking HERE.

XRF test results for the Hello Kitty Insulated Stainless Steel Thermos Brand water bottle pictured here on this post:

Hello Kitty Thermos Brand Child's Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle: Lead-Free in all accessible components.

Pink Plastic Base (image above):

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Bromine (Br): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Zinc (Zn): 392 +/- 24 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 39 +/- 18 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 21 +/- 13 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 171 +/- 36 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 1,615 +/- 405 ppm

Stainless Body:
(Metal-304)

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Barium (Ba): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Chromium (Cr): 150,600 +/- 1,100 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 336 +/- 64 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 1,105 +/- 437 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 87,500 +/- 1,700 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 744,700 +/- 2,500 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 914 +/- 200 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Cobalt (Co): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Magnesium (Mn): 10.900 +/- 1,300 ppm

Painted Area:
(multiple areas tested with similar results, results are primarily of the Stainless Body/ stubstrate)

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative
  • Barium (Ba): 757 +/- 181 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 137,700 +/- 1,100 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 347 +/- 62 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 1,524 +/- 426 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 81,900 +/- 1,600 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 705,200 +/- 2,500 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 2,944 +/- 429 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 47,200 +/- 1,000 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 6,301 +/- 1,441
  • Magnesium (Mn): 14,300 +/- 1,400 ppm

As always, thank you for reading and for sharing my posts.

Please let me know if you ever have any questions.

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama 

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2 Responses to Hello Kitty Thermos Brand Child’s Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle: Lead-Free in all accessible components.

  1. Tanya December 13, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

    So, generally speaking, is Thermos a good brand for travel mugs?

    • Tamara December 14, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

      I think so. I have not seen the bottom cap of one fail. Lead cannot be detected through the bottom cap. That does not mean that lead is not there, but if it is there it is likely inaccessible. I think they are generally a good brand, although I would like to disassemble one to see if there is lead used before choosing to purchase one for my family.

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