c. 1996 Mickey Mouse McDonald’s Disney World 25th Anniversary Glass: 73,300 ppm Lead + 1,855 ppm Cadmium

Remember The Magic… with a dash of LEAD! (& Cadmium for good measure.)

c. 1996 Mickey Mouse Disney World McDonald's 25th Anniversary Drinking Glass: 73,300 ppm Lead + 1,855 ppm Cadmium

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When tested with an XRF instrument this Walt Disney World “Remember The Magic” drinking glass (promotional giveaway from McDonald’s in 1996) had the following readings:

  • Lead (Pb): 73,300 +/- 2,300 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 1,855 +/- 114 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 7,658 +/- 458 ppm
  • Platinum (Pt): 608 +/- 215 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 7,816 +/- 432 ppm
  • Metals not listed were not detected by the instrument (in consumer goods mode). Results were replicable with tests done for at least 60 seconds. 

The amount of Lead considered toxic (and illegal) in consumer goods made today intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher in the paint or coating. To my knowledge this glass was never recalled for Lead by McDonald’s or Disney – and they can be found ALL OVER Ebay for sale for about $10 or so.

I bought this for my “Museum of Lead” collection, since so many people have asked me about this exact glass.

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

Thank you for sharing and for reading my posts!

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

c. 1996 Mickey Mouse Disney World McDonald's 25th Anniversary Drinking Glass: 73,300 ppm Lead + 1,855 ppm Cadmium c. 1996 Mickey Mouse Disney World McDonald's 25th Anniversary Drinking Glass: 73,300 ppm Lead + 1,855 ppm Cadmium

6 Responses to c. 1996 Mickey Mouse McDonald’s Disney World 25th Anniversary Glass: 73,300 ppm Lead + 1,855 ppm Cadmium

  1. Lisa March 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

    I am guessing a different painted design of the same run will likely test similar or at least “not safe”…

    • Tamara March 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

      Hi Lisa!

      Thank you for commenting.

      That’s my guess too. Any of the glasses from this series are likely going to be positive for toxicants at similar levels.

      Tamara.

  2. THOMAcina March 12, 2019 at 4:13 am #

    I have vintage mint green glass bowls by fireball king. Any testing on these?

    • Tamara March 12, 2019 at 9:17 am #

      Hi Thomacina,

      Is this milky green? like Jadeite? or clear green? Can you share a link with a picture of a similar bowl for me? And I will let you know if I have tested something similar?

      Tamara

  3. Kristin March 12, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

    My husband and I were recently commenting on our Disney glass collection and how they really haven’t faded with YEARS of use and washing. Now we know why. They are on their way to the garbage can right now. Thank you Tamara!!!

    • Tamara March 12, 2019 at 7:23 pm #

      Thank you for commenting Kristin!

      Tamara

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