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Thomas the Tank engine 2007 Recalled Trains Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Reminder: June 2007 Thomas The Tank Engine Wooden Toy Recall. Do you still have these trains at home?

The Thomas The Tank Engine recall was announced in June of 2007. Because so many people have held on to these wooden toy trains as “heirloom quality” toys (given how expensive they are), AND because so many people who bought the toys in the period impacted by the recall (trains sold between January 2005 through […]

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Plastic Dinosaur Toy With High Levels of Lead Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 3

#AskTamara: Should I be worried about the possibility of lead in the sandbox toys at my child’s school?

#AskTamara Question: Should I be worried about the possibility of lead in the sandbox toys (or on the playground) at my child’s school? Answer: Um, yeah. And here’s why… The plastic toy dinosaur pictured here was just one of MANY leaded toys found on a playground at a daycare for young children near Santa Monica, California […]

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Red & Yellow Brio Train, Made in Sweden: 1,862 ppm Lead & 575 ppm Arsenic

Brio train, “Made in Sweden” age unknown. Tested with an XRF in 2015. Lead (Pb): 1,862 ppm Arsenic (As): 575 ppm To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. The amount of Lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children in 90 ppm Lead (or higher) in the paint or […]

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