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PB Classic Pottery Barn White Ceramic Mug Lead Safe Mama 2

Plain White Ceramic Pottery Barn PB Classic Mug: 2,528 ppm Lead on the Logo.

Plain White Ceramic Pottery Barn Mug. The logo on the bottom of this Pottery Barn PB Classic ceramic mug is positive for a fairly high level of lead. If you want a guideline on determining if your mug’s logo is leaded I have found the following rule to consistently be true (probably about 99% of […]

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Natural Life Unicorn Mug Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

XRF Test Results for Newly Purchased ‘Natural Life” Unicorn Mug

Well. I apologize in advance. I know I am going to break at least one heart with this post! [Just because something is in the shape of  a unicorn does NOT mean that it is free of toxic chemicals, lol!] I tested several components of this mug, and stopped once I found high levels of […]

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XRF Test Results For Cardew Design Made in China (Designed In England) Wizard of Oz Commemorative Mug Set

Below are the XRF readings for this commemorative Wizard of Oz mug set. This set is from Cardew Design North America Inc and was made in 2011 (after the CPSC regulation limiting the amount of lead in items made for use by and marketed to children!) While the company might argue that this is not […]

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Rae Dunn Coffee Mugs Purchased at Marshalls 2018 Tamara Rubin LeadSafeMama

Newly Purchased August 2018 Rae Dunn Ceramic Coffee Mugs from Marshall’s

These ceramic Rae Dunn brand coffee mugs (Made in China) were purchased at a Marshall’s in Portland, Oregon for about $5 each in August 2018. Each has a slightly different finish, so one would expect them to each test slightly different in terms of an levels of lead found when texted with an XRF instrument. […]

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#LeadFree: Crate & Barrel Made In Japan White Ceramic Mug

This Crate & Barrel white ceramic mug (Made In Japan) was negative (non-detect/ND) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) when tested with an XRF instrument. The glaze on the main part of the cup was positive for the following metals when tested with an XRF instrument: Barium (Ba): 131 +/- 42 […]

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2017 Walgreens Ceramic Santa Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadSafe: 2017 Walgreens Ceramic Christmas “Not Intended For Children” Santa Claus Mug (but Cadmium!)

This 2017 Santa Mug (which I personally purchased last holiday season from Walgreens in Milwaukie, Oregon, once I saw the label on the bottom – scroll down to see the pic!) was positive for lead and cadmium in the following levels: Red Glaze: Lead (Pb): 122 +/- 54 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 1,657 +/- 105 ppm […]

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#Leaded: Logo Mug with Bible Verse

Logo Mug: Hebrews 3:4 “…He that built all things is God.” Green Logo on white mug with gold trim (tested in 2014). The green logo on this is positive for lead at 54,800 ppm. The gold trim and white mug are both “ND” (non-detect) for lead. Pretty much all mugs with logos like this are […]

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Grey Dog Coffee Mug

#Leaded: Grey Dog Ceramic Coffee Mug

The Grey Dog’s Coffee, Ceramic Mug (New York City). 19,100 ppm lead. Tested (in 2013) with an XRF instrument. I used to love this thick ceramic old fashioned style coffee mug from cafes & diners! Now I am always suspicious that any mug like this is likely to be very high lead. Given the ones […]

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Rae Dunn Collectors are SO upset that I found lead in these pieces that…

… one beauty queen from the mid-west is apparently willing to risk her crown by writing false and slanderous statements about me publicly on social media (in an effort to disprove my findings!) Oy! [We’ve saved her screenshots, and hopefully she will stop!] These are passionate collectors I guess!  No wonder the video Carissa and […]

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