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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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2013 Mini Star Puppy Dog Leather Baby Shoes Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#LeadFree: Mini Star Leather Baby Shoes With Puppy Dogs

These Mini Star brand leather baby shoes (with a puppy dog design) were tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. They were negative for lead. Exact date of manufacture is unknown. Click here to see more baby shoes that I have tested. Here’s an example of a new shoe from this company (on Amazon).* *Amazon […]

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Do new baby shoes have lead in 2018 Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

Do brand new baby shoes have lead in 2018? (Video)

#AskTamara Question: Do brand new baby shoes have lead in 2018? Answer: Yes, they do! (They can, they may… but most shouldn’t!) Watch this short video (just 2 minutes & 55 seconds!) to learn about how to find safer choices in baby shoes for your little ones! To see more baby shoes I have tested, click here! […]

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#Leaded: Gold Painted Leather Baby Shoes

When the owner of these shoes came to a testing event, she had a few of her dishes and other household items tested.  Then one of the other mothers there suggested her baby’s shoes be tested (as she was already on her way out the door!) These golden moccasins were positive for lead at 1,674 […]

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Do Walmart Jelly Shoes Have Lead

Do Walmart Jelly Shoes Have Lead? (Video)

Scroll down for video. In response to concern of parents around the country about the potential for lead (Pb) contamination in “Jelly Shoes” sold by Walmart, I decided to take a trip to Walmart with my friend Carissa from Creative Green Living and to bring with us an X-Ray fluorescence spectrometer (also called an XRF […]

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Viral Again! Walmart Jelly Shoes (Video)

Carissa and I posted this video (embedded video is at the bottom of the page) on Facebook yesterday evening at 5:27 p.m. Just over 25 hours later, at 6:37 p.m. tonight, the video had 22,000+ views and the post had reached 73,494 people!  Just 19 minutes later I checked back and the views were at 23,000+ […]

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#Leaded: Older Robeez-Style Baby Shoes

This older Robeez* baby shoe tested positive for lead: 626 ppm lead (yellow), 264 ppm lead (red), 40 ppm lead (brown sole) . Older “hand-me-down” Robeez shoe… (Year unknown, from before the new legislation I hope! – I mean really how many babies put their shoes in their mouth!) Newer Robeez brand shoes (post 2010) […]

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