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2018 Off Brand Black Faux Leather Baby Shoe Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

Off-Brand Faux Leather Black Button Up Baby Shoes: 3,883 ppm Lead (+ Arsenic!)

These shoes are unbranded with no information about the make or marker. When tested with an XRF instrument the small buttons (picture below) on these shoes had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 3,883 +/- 77 ppm Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect/Negative Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect/Negative Antimony (Sb): Non-Detect/Negative Barium (Ba): 274 +/- 133 ppm Nickel (Ni): 15 +/- 9 ppm […]

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Lead SAfe Mama Hevea Info Graphic

#LeadedBabyBottle: Hevea Leaded Baby Bottle InfoGraphic To Share

Much of the independent consumer goods testing I do is with the help of my followers and friends on Facebook. In fact the followers who help me with this work usually end up becoming my friends! We are partners in this advocacy actually, with the same goal: protecting kiddos from sources of possible environmental toxicity […]

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Vintage Hanson Nursery Baby Scale Lead Safe Mama 6

This vintage (c. 1940s?) Hanson Nursery Scale captures the scope of the historic pervasive footprint of lead paint in one single simple object.

This vintage (c. 1940s?) Hanson Nursery Scale captures the scope of the historic pervasive footprint of lead paint in one single simple object… …a BABY SCALE painted with leaded paint. Really I don’t know that any more needs to be said about this. The paint on this piece was just about 4,500 ppm lead when […]

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Monkey Feet Black Leather Toddler Shoes Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#XRFTesting: Monkey Feet Black Leather Ballet Style Zip Back Toddler Shoes [Harry Potter Theme Print]

#XRFTesting: Monkey Feet Black Leather Ballet Style Zip Back Toddler Shoes [Harry Potter Theme Print] Note: If a metal is not listed for a component of the shoe that means it was not detected with the XRF instrument. Outside of Shoe [Black and White Printed Leather]: Barium (Ba): 318 +/- 133 ppm Chromium (Cr): 14,300 […]

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July 1, 2018 Letter to Pura Kiki from Erika

Erika’s Letter To Pura

This is Erika’s letter to Pura (to which they responded, here). Erika has agreed to let me share this (and their response to her) with you! Thanks Erika, for standing up for kids everywhere whose parents have been led to believe they have purchased a safe (and lead-free) product. Tamara Rubin #LeadSafeMama _______________________

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Pura note to Erika regarding lead in baby bottles Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

July 5, 2018 Note From Pura Stating They Are Still Selling Old Baby Bottle Inventory With Lead.

Below is an e-mail from Pura to a customer (Erika) on July 5th, in response to her inquiry about lead found in their insulated stainless steel baby bottles in 2018. Their e-mail clearly states (in sort of a round-about-way) that Pura is still selling old inventory which they know has neurotoxic lead in one of […]

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Pura Kiki Baby Bottles Have Lead

Today I confirmed that Pura knows they are selling old baby bottle stock with lead.

Posts with more details here! This pertains to Pura Kiki brand Made Safe Certified insulated stainless steel baby bottles being sold in 2018. The manufacturer admitted (as recently as this week, in a communication to a customer) to knowing that their old-stock product inventory is still available to purchase (likely both online and at brick […]

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Pura Email

January 2018 E-Mail From Pura, Re: Their Insulated Stainless Baby Bottles

In January of 2018 one of my followers emailed Pura regarding the concern for lead (Pb) in their stainless baby bottles. Below is the response she received – dated January 17, 2018 (which she forwarded to me.) Here are my points of concern based on what is said in this email: The letter admits they […]

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Made Safe Certified Pura Kiki Baby Bottle

#Leaded: Made Safe Certified Pura Kiki Baby Bottle Purchased New In January of 2018 (Video)

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 […]

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