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).
Even if the children themselves aren’t using the appliance, it’s still being used with the intent to prepare food for children and coming into contact with their food. Does that fall under the legal terms of “intended for use by children” ? I sure hope so!
Does this also apply to the separate set of “stainless steel” attachments you can buy? Unfortunately I own a kitchen aid stand mixer but opted for the glass bowl option and immediately bought the stainless steel attachments… but no longer trust the brand…
Ashley W says
Is the bowl that comes with the mixer lead free? I think it’s stainless steel. Thank you!
The Stainless Steel bowl is Lead-free.