Paparazzi Children’s Jewelry Examples
Published: February 22, 2022 – Tuesday
Important context for the findings noted on this post
- Please read this overview post (link here) for context about the levels of toxic heavy metals found in this Jewelry — and why this particular piece would likely be considered illegal if it was sold in the State of California on June 1, 2020 (or at any time since then).
- Cadmium is well-established as a known carcinogen. Click the image below to read the full report from the World Health Organization.
- Antimony was added to the National Institutes of Health’s list of Federally-recognized carcinogens in December of 2021 (click the image below to read that full press release).
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Some additional information for folks new to this website:
- To see all posts related to Paparazzi Accessories on this website, click here.
- For a summary of regulatory standards for Cadmium, click here.
- For a menu of categories of posts on this website, click here.
- To watch my “Tea Time” interview with Tracey of Crack The Crown, click here.
- For more posts related to costume jewelry, click here.
- To read more about Lead Safe Mama suggestions for safer choices for Jewelry, click here and here.
Full XRF test results for the Children’s Paparazzi Accessories ring (pictured here) with black enameled spider body with red gem on top.
- Test results reported are for one 30-second test (unless otherwise noted)
- All tests (on each component for all items reported about on this website) are repeated multiple times, to confirm results before they are reported.
- One full set of test results is reported below.
Front of spider
- Lead (Pb): non-detect
- Cadmium (Cd): 387,800 +/- 900 ppm [38.7%]
- Mercury (Hg): non-detect
- Bromine (Br): non-detect
- Chromium (Cr): non-detect
- Cobalt (Co): 1,857 +/- 140 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 170,300 +/- 800 ppm [17%]
- Copper (Cu): 394,200 +/- 1,000 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 31,100 +/- 400 ppm
- Niobium (Ni): 898 +/- 43 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 8,957 +/- 138 ppm
- Antimony (Sb): 4,576 +/- 383 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 319 +/- 189 ppm
- No other metals detected in consumer goods mode.
For those new to this website:
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. 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. Please click through to this link to learn more about the testing methodology used for the test results discussed and reported on this website.