Originally published: December 28, 2018, 4:34 p.m.
Format refreshed: Dec 28, 2019
In response to my original post referenced in the title above [Link HERE] today, Corningware shared the following response (when Sabrina – a friend of a friend on Facebook – shared the post and tagged them):
“We appreciate you [sic] concern for our products, Sabrina! We can assure you that older Corningware items would have met all of the safety requirements that applied at the time they were made.”
This response actually has me nearly literally rolling on the floor laughing my ass off.
THERE WERE NO RELEVANT SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD [especially total Lead content as detectable with an XRF instrument!] in 1972 AT THE TIME THESE WERE MADE!!!! There are “leach testing standards” (which may or may not have been in place depending on the year of manufacture of a vintage item), but the leach testing standards are not strict enough (they don’t take in to account what happens to a Leaded piece after years [or decades] of regular use and normal wear when used as intended) and, as I understand it, Leach testing standards have never applied to any decorative elements on the exterior of a piece of cookware or dishware. [You can read more about this concern here.]
This is ALWAYS how these companies (including Pyrex) respond!
It’s so incredibly textbook!
These companies REFUSE to take responsibility for their past actions and choose instead to use language that sidesteps the concerns in an effort to deny culpability through doublespeak that makes it seem like the allegations that there is Lead in their vintage products is somehow untrue.
I’m so excited to have actually captured (in screenshots) such a public and blatant display of this level of corporate bullshit.
Thanks to Sabrina (and Denise) for sharing my post (and all of the other people who have shared it too!)
Here it is as shown on the share thread: