Introduction (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, her sons were acutely Lead-poisoned in 2005. Since 2009 Tamara has been using 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. Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February of 2023.
January 27, 2023 — Friday
After we published this post (with the image below), we learned that you can contact verifythis.com (which is the source of all these stories) via text. So we drafted and sent the below text, and are requesting and encouraging Lead Safe Mama readers to also text a version of this message — with the hope that a flurry might actually encourage them to make the necessary corrections to their story.
Here is the number to use to send a version of the text below: 202-410-8808
Lead Safe Mama, LLC (LeadSafeMama.com/TamaraRubin.com) is not a blogger. We are a woman-owned small business that does independent consumer goods testing for toxicants (heavy metals). Lead Safe Mama, LLC was responsible for THREE CPSC product recalls in 2022 alone. Lead Safe Mama, LLC does NOT use at-home test kits for the quantitative test results we report — we use the same ($35,000) scientific instrumentation used by the CPSC for our testing. The testing done by Lead Safe Mama, LLC is accurate, scientific, and replicable quantitative testing. Please immediately correct your statements and issue a public notice about your corrections to all of the news stations that ran the story with errors. There has never been a question that there is Lead in the KitchenAid paddles. Lead Safe Mama, LLC was not responsible for the rumor that there was a recall of these products. Lead Safe Mama, LLC DID create a Change.org petition demanding a recall of these products, and that petition has nearly 5,000 signatures.
- For reporters: see the graphic below.
- For Lead Safe Mama readers: please understand the “Verify” reports are only stating that the social media claims about a recall being in effect are false (they are not saying the claims that there is lead in the attachments is false — in fact their language actually confirms the presence of Lead, but downplays it).
- I never stated there was a recall in effect (others made that “fact” up!).
- Lead Safe Mama, LLC (a woman-owned small business based in Portland, Oregon) is (and has been) CALLING for a recall of some of the KitchenAid stand mixer attachments via our Change.org petition (a petition that has about 5,000 signatures as of today)!
- We are calling for this recall based on REPLICABLE, QUANTITATIVE, SCIENTIFIC testing (testing done by our business [Lead Safe Mama, LLC], which conducts independent consumer goods testing in a professional capacity using professional equipment — the same instrumentation the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission utilizes, and NOT “at-home testing” kits).
- Petition link with details here: Change.org.