1973 Warner Brothers Pepsi Collector Series Daffy Duck Drinking Glass: 71,800 ppm Lead (90 ppm is unsafe for kids.)

1973 Warner Brothers Pepsi Collector Series Daffy Duck Drinking Glass: 71,800 ppm Lead (90 ppm is unsafe for kids.)

In newly manufactured items that are intended for use by children and made today, 90 ppm Lead (or higher) is considered illegal in the paint, glaze or coating. 100 ppm Lead (or higher) is considered illegal in the base substrate. In addition to the Lead listed in the title, this piece also tested positive for high levels of Cadmium (Cd) in the paint and even Arsenic (As) in the glass itself. Please scroll down through all the pictures to see the separate reading sets for each component tested.

Takeaway: Please consider keeping items like these in a curio-cabinet. Please do NOT let children in your life use them. I personally would not use something like this in my home for any purpose (and especially for food-use purposes.)


When tested with an XRF instrument the paint on this 1973 Pepsi Collector Series Warner Brothers Daffy Duck Drinking Glass had the following readings:

Each test done for a minimum of two minutes (120seconds).

Area with mostly black paint:

  • Lead (Pb): 50,200 +/- 1,000 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 40 +/- 9 ppm
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Barium (Ba): 2,046 +/- 100 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 9,687 +/- 266 ppm
  • Antimony (Sb):  Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Selenium (Se):  Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Copper (Cu): 4,240 +/- 143 pm
  • Iron  (Fe): 5,518 +/- 267 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 80 +/- 37 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 1,694 +/- 106 ppm
  • Platinum (Pt): 398 +/- 115 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 4,068 +/- 195 ppm

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1973 Warner Brothers Pepsi Collector Series Daffy Duck Drinking Glass: 71,800 ppm Lead (90 ppm is unsafe for kids.)

Area with mostly orange paint:

  • Lead (Pb): 71,800 +/- 1,700 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 4,461 +/- 192 ppm
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Barium (Ba): 2,557 +/- 151 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Antimony (Sb):  Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Selenium (Se):  Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Titanium (Ti): 2,203 +/- 133 ppm
  • Platinum (Pt): 404 +/- 152 ppm

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1973 Warner Brothers Pepsi Collector Series Daffy Duck Drinking Glass: 71,800 ppm Lead (90 ppm is unsafe for kids.)

Area with mostly white paint:

  • Lead (Pb): 65,100 +/- 1,500 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 766 +/- 39 ppm
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Barium (Ba): 2,075 +/- 121 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 4,810 +/- 175 ppm
  • Antimony (Sb):  Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Selenium (Se):  Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Copper (Cu): 2,114 +/- 105 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 2,759 +/- 219 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 6,639 +/- 283 ppm
  • Platinum (Pt): 462+/- 143 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 2,098 +/- 157 ppm

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1973 Warner Brothers Pepsi Collector Series Daffy Duck Drinking Glass: 71,800 ppm Lead (90 ppm is unsafe for kids.)

Plain glass (area without paint:

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Arsenic (As): 303 +/- 10 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Barium (Ba): 14,300 +/- 200 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Antimony (Sb): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Selenium (Se): Non-Detect (Nd)
  • Iron (Fe): 266 +/- 40 ppm

If you are interested in participating in the testing I do, click here to learn more about it.

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

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama 

1973 Warner Brothers Pepsi Collector Series Daffy Duck Drinking Glass: 71,800 ppm Lead (90 ppm is unsafe for kids.) 1973 Warner Brothers Pepsi Collector Series Daffy Duck Drinking Glass: 71,800 ppm Lead (90 ppm is unsafe for kids.)

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