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