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. Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February of 2023.
February 6, 2023 – Monday
As an update to report number 20230128-D3DF9-2147351113 (regarding Lead Contamination in KitchenAid Stand Mixer Attachments Marketed for Use By Children, as a possible CPSIA violation) I wanted to submit the following information in support of this report.
Second – below are all five of the related advertising images from just one KitchenAid Social Media Campaign asserting/implying/stating/demonstrating that these Lead-contaminated products are intended (by the Manufacturer) to be used by children (and safe for use by children) – in which KitchenAid markets/advertises/expressly encourages that these Lead contaminated products can be/ should be used by even the youngest children and in which KitchenAid shows young children using their Lead-contaminated products (products with Lead levels that exceed the CPSIA substrate limit of 100 ppm Lead in the substrate of items intended for use by children – products typically testing positive for Lead [using XRF technology] at 300 to 2000 ppm in the substrate).