When tested with an XRF instrument the 1976 Bunnykins baby cup pictured here had the following readings:
On decorative design of cup:
- Lead (Pb): 46,200 +/- 1,800 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 179 +/- 74 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 410 +/- 116 ppm
- Antimony (Sb): 61 +/- 28 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 137 +/- 28 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 1,249 +/- 102 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 9,044 +/- 587 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 402 +/- 106 ppm
On cream colored surface of cup:
- Lead (Pb): 40,200 +/- 1,500 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 149 +/- 67 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 172 +/- 40 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 1,204 +/- 232 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 139 +/- 62 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 495 +/- 111 ppm
- No other metals detected.
Some additional reading that may be of interest:
- More Bunnykins products I have tested.
- More Royal Doulton products I have tested.
- More baby cups I have tested.
- My post about the testing I do and report here on this blog.
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Tamara Rubin is a Federal-award-winning independent advocate for consumer goods safety and a documentary filmmaker. She is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children. Tamara’s sons were acutely Lead-poisoned in August of 2005. She began testing consumer goods for toxicants in 2009 and was the parent-advocate responsible for finding Lead in the popular fidget spinner toys in 2017. Her work was also responsible for two CPSC product recalls in the summer of 2022, the Jumping Jumperoo recall (June 2022) and the Lead painted NUK baby bottle recall (July 2022) and was featured in an NPR story about Lead in consumer goods in August of 2022. Tamara uses XRF testing (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 and reported on. Please click through to this link to learn more about the testing methodology used for the test results discussed and reported on this website.