Refrigerator magnets should not be considered to be toys unless they are sold as toys (& clearly marked that they are meant to be used by children.)
When tested with an XRF Instrument this (Made in USA) California map magnet had the following readings:
- Lead (Pb): 67,300 +/- 5,200 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): 133 +/- 57 ppm
- Arsenic (As): 9,076 +/- 1,292 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 190,500 +/- 14,000 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 34,900 +/- 2,700 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 420 +/- 106 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 196,200 +/- 15,000 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 70,800 +/- 5,600 ppm
- Chlorine (Cl): 109,300 +/- 11,000 ppm
Some additional reading for those interested in this post:
- Links for more magnets I have tested.
- Links for more souvenirs I have tested.
- My overview post about the testing that I do (the test results that are reported here on the blog).
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