Testing with an XRF instrument revealed this decorative Khokhloma wooden spoon from Russia to have the following ingredients (in the painted markings): Lead (Pb): 1,994 +/- 67 ppm Mercury (Hg): 7,624 +/- 148 ppm Arsenic (As): 70 +/- 36 ppm Barium (Ba): 607 +/- 107 ppm Chromium (Cr): 489 +/- 73 ppm Bromine (Br): 327 […]
When I tested this vintage plastic Popeye and Olive Oyl rattle I was CERTAIN it would be positive for high levels of lead, but I was wrong! No lead at all, not a trace in any component. Unfortunately it does not have a year of manufacture or maker’s mark on it, but based on other […]
#Christmas2017 #LeadFreeChristmas! – Red plastic ball ornament. Dollar Tree, c.2012. Cd: 29 +/- 17 ppm, & As: 66 +/- 14 ppm. ND for Pb & Hg. All components and finishes tested. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Kelli Connaughton for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post […]
#Christmas2017 Silver + Blue Snowflake Wire-Rimmed Ribbon Garland. ND for Pb, Hg, & Cd. As = 15 +/ – 8 ppm. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Amber S. for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If […]
Small newer Le Creuset ceramic pot (custard cup?): Both outside and inside tested positive for lead in the 118 to 131 ppm range ppm. The red outside also tested positive for arsenic at 67 ppm. (Lollipop included to show size.) Newer (exact age unknown). —- This item (since it was newer & manufactured by a […]
Newer Fiestaware Dark Blue Bowl: non-detect (negative) for lead, non-detect (negative) for mercury, non-detect (negative) for cadmium, This dish tested positive for arsenic at 50 ppm. • • • Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For safer choices in dishware options, click here.
Vintage – made in Chicago by “Ingrid” • 1970s plastic cup and plate. Plate: 4002 ppm lead / 1025 ppm arsenic • Cup: 3235 ppm lead / 848 ppm arsenic Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items manufactured today as intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. (so […]