I bought both of these sets (pictured below) on ebay tonight and I look forward to testing them to compare how the XRF detectable Lead levels are different between the very worn blue one and the blue in newer condition! Stand by (I will probably be reporting the test results for these a month or so from now)!
Of course, I’m just assuming these Care Bear collectable drinking glasses from Pizza Hut (1983) have Lead! They may (unexpectedly) be Lead-free!
I decided to buy these because a very large number of my readers today mentioned that they had these as children.
For those new to this website:
Tamara Rubin is a multiple-federal-award-winning independent advocate for childhood Lead poisoning prevention and consumer goods safety, and a documentary filmmaker. She is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children (two of her sons were acutely Lead-poisoned in 2005). Since 2009, Tamara has been using XRF technology (a scientific method used by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) to test consumer goods for toxicants (specifically heavy metals — including Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Antimony, and Arsenic). All test results reported on this website are science-based, accurate, and replicable. Items are tested multiple times to confirm the test results for each component tested. Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February of 2023 (March 2023 print edition).