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Dansk Bistro Cafe Belgian Blue Ceramic Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

Dansk “Bistro Cafe” Pattern Ceramic Plate: 4,555 ppm Lead. [Context: 90 ppm Lead is considered unsafe in new items for kids.]

This is a Dansk brand “Bistro Cafe” Belgian Blue Ceramic Plate, made in Portugal. The owner of this item told me that it was purchased at a Dansk outlet store in 2005. When tested with an XRF instrument it had the following readings: Blue Glazed Edging of Plate: Lead (Pb): 4,555 +/- 114 ppm Chromium […]

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Winnie The Pooh Honey Pot Cup Lead Safe Mama 1

Winnie The Pooh (c. 2000) Disney Baby Cup: 26,700 ppm Lead [Over 90 ppm Lead is unsafe for use by kids.]

When tested with an XRF instrument (with each test done for a minimum of 60 seconds) this small ceramic Winnie-the-Pooh baby cup (purchased new c. 2000) had the following readings (metals not listed were not detected.) Outside of Cup: Lead (Pb): 26,700 +/- 700 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 95 +/- 14 ppm Barium (Ba): 298 +/- […]

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Patron Tequila Mahli Citrus Juicer Lead Safe Mama 1

Bare Metal Patron Tequila Hand Juicer / Citrus Press: 853 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this Patron Tequila hand juicer  / citrus juicer / lemon squeezer (or I guess it would be a lime squeezer? because… tequila!?) had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 853 +/- 46 ppm Chromium (Cr): 454 +/- 117 ppm Tin (Sn): 213 +/- 21 ppm Zinc (Zn): 8,896 +/- 299 […]

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White Painted Pampered Chef Hand Juicer / Citrus Press (c. 2007): 552 ppm Lead

Pampered Chef hand juicer  / citrus juicer (c. 2007) with chipping peeling paint: positive for lead at 552 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. This piece was negative for Arsenic. Most juicers like this that I have tested have been positive for high levels of Lead. Click HERE to see a few more examples. […]

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