This little Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Wedgwood China baby cup was tested with an XRF in 2012, and was purchased new c. 2007. As with most of these Beatrix Potter cups produced by Wedgwood before the new/modern product safety regulations became enforceable, this one was predictably positive for a very high level of lead, even […]
Below is an 8-minute video we made this week of our testing of a new-in-the-box, purchased in 2018, “Made Safe Certified” Pura Kiki stainless steel insulated baby bottle for lead (Pb). Both the Made Safe certification and Pura Kiki’s marketing materials imply – or outright state – that this product does not contain any lead/has […]
Vintage Wedgwood Benjamin Bunny/ Peter Rabbit: 59,200 ppm lead. Made in England. Year unknown (possibly 1960s); Wedgwood started making these in 1949. I have observed that the older they are, the higher the lead levels tend to be. This example is useful ,as the photo shows how the glaze can become cracked/crazed (as much older pottery […]
Wedgwood Peter Rabbit bowl c. 1970. 59,300 ppm lead & 10,900 ppm arsenic. Made in England. Tested with an XRF Instrument. It would be illegal to manufacture a baby plate with lead levels like this today. Modern/ newly manufactured items manufactured and intended to be used for children and sold today must be under 90 […]
Peter Rabbit 1991 ceramic dish set. Tested positive with an XRF for 52,100 parts per million lead. Learn more about XRF instruments and XRF testing here and here.
Ceramic Baby Cup with Teddy Bear: 15,000 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument. FYI: The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything over 90 ppm lead. Items intended for adults (including dishware) are generally unregulated for total lead content. Tamara Rating: F F = I would absolutely NEVER let […]