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!)
Here’s an affiliate link to this red silicone KitchenAid spatula set on Amazon.
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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.
Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts.
I’m looking to buy what they call a “jar spatula”. A silicone spatula so skinny that it can fit through the opening of a bottle of CeraVe hydrating cleanser for dry/normal skin. I need something to clean out my empty lotion bottles in preparation for taking them out to the recycling bin. I have the Norpro one that has a cylindrical metal handle and a navy blue silicone scoop on both ends, but I find that since the handle is round, I can’t get a good firm grip on it, so I’d prefer a handle that is more flat, like a rectangular prism. I also think the silicone scoop is too flexible. Some spatulas that are marketed as jar spatulas look like they’d be too wide to fit inside my Everyone brand hand lotion, which is like 32 fluid ounces, so the spatula has to be long too, to reach the bottom of the big lotion bottle.
Hi Tamara, I don’t see a silicone spatula on your amazon store. Is there one you recommend? Thank you
I do not have a silicone spatula that I recommend at this time. I recommend sticking with natural / organic bamboo. While I have not tested this exact product (and in general I don’t like the brand OXO) – this might be a good choice (aflink): https://amzn.to/36Zq8oG
Would you test Kitchenaid blue silicon spatula and spoon for lead? I couldn’t find information about them. Thank you for advance.
What about the wooden spurtles (Lacinda Scalia sells them and many are on Amazon.) mine are wooden with no finish or painted designs
When I saw these spatula, I thought it was what I have here. But now I checked, and it is Betty Crocker… I looked for Bettey Crocker products on your website and you don’t seem to have any…
Test results are for items sent in by readers – here’s how that works:
So sad and scary. Hope we’re ok. Not the exact spatuala, but we have a similar one. Going in the trash… ugh. And to think silicone has become the new ‘safe’ alternative. Learning more each day. So frustrating when you try to do right and get smacked in the face.