In response to testing an older (c. 2010) yellow version of this exact same product (and finding high levels of lead in that product – see it on this link) I decided to follow up and purchase and test a new (2019) version of the product in red. (The yellow appears to no longer be available for sale online, Thank G-d!)
Below are the full XRF test results for this exact spatula set pictured here. Tests were done for a minimum of 2 minutes (120 seconds) in Consumer Goods mode with a Niton XL3T XRF instrument. Metals not detected were not listed. Tests were done multiple times to confirm the levels.
Red Silcone Spatula Head of Larger Spatula:
- Lead (Pb): 11 +/- 4 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 780 +/- 146 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 90 +/- 55 ppm
- Bromine (Br): 5 +/- 2 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 244 +/- 13 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 51 +/- 21ppm
Second reading: Lead (Pb): 10 +/- 4 ppm
Red Silcone Spatula Head of Smaller Spatula:
- Barium (Ba): 477 +/- 134 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 193 +/- 11 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 51 +/- 20 ppm
- Bismuth (Bi): 8 +/- 4 ppm
Bamboo Handle Sample Test Result (30 second test):
- Zinc (Zn): 29 +/- 9 ppm
The amount of Lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm or higher in the paint or coating or anything 100 ppm Lead or higher in the substrate. As a result the amount of Lead found in this larger spatula is considered safe by ALL standards (even though there are no standards limiting XRF detectable Lead in consumer goods intended for use in the kitchen.)
Frankly – however – I don’t like the idea of finding ANY XRF detectable Lead in ANY kitchen product intended for direct contact with food.
I would not buy this product to use in my home.
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