October 9, 2022 – Sunday
This is one of a series of 11 articles being published here on LeadSafeMama.com with specific XRF test results for the various colors of modern Fiesta Tableware Company dishes (manufactured/sold/available in 2022). An overview article is also available here [link], discussing the findings for all of the colors, as well as the implications of and concerns for the metals found. Here’s another link — to the FIESTA category of posts and articles on this website — which include test results for both vintage and modern options.
Note: At one point (in the past decade) Fiesta brand dishware had the words “Lead Free” embossed into (or printed on) the bottom of each of their dishes along with their logo / back-mark. I believe that once the company became aware of the fact that there was (in fact) trace Lead in some of their glazes and substrates (possibly in response to the findings by Lead Safe Mama, LLC) they removed that language (both from the dishes and from some of their marketing materials.)
FULL XRF TEST RESULTS FOR THE FIESTA TABLEWARE COMPANY DISH PICTURED
Reading) Center of food surface of the dish
All testing is repeated multiple times to confirm the results
- Lead (Pb): 22 +/- 6 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): 37 +/- 4 ppm [Follow up tests were as high as 77]
- Tin (Sn): 3,531 +/- 59 ppm
- Mercury (Hg): non-detect
- Selenium (Se): non-detect
- Barium (Ba): non-detect
- Arsenic (As): non-detect
- Chromium (Cr): non-detect
- Antimony (Sb): 13 +/- 8 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 26 +/- 15 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 15 +/- 8 ppm
- Zirconium (Zr): non-detect
- Indium (In): 40 +/- 5 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 1,258 +/- 94 ppm
- Platinum (Pt): non-detect
- No other metals detected in consumer goods mode.
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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.
Hi Tamara! I wanted to see if you had any plans to test newer Ikea models that say lead-free and cadmium-free. I have two of these mugs: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/ofantligt-mug-white-00319022/
And their Ikea365 plate set which is also supposed to be lead and cadmium free. I’d like to believe them..seems possible since it’s just white glaze.
Hi Tamara- glad these were tested! I have a set purchased in 2021 (white fiestaware). Based on your test results above would you consider these dishes safe to use? Thank you!