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Christmas Tree Branch Samples Dempsey Lead Safe Mama 1

Artificial GE Pre-Lit Christmas Tree Purchased c. 2016 from Home Depot: Lead Free

“Mama C” sent me the above two sample branches from her artificial Christmas tree this year. It’s a GE pre-lit Just Cut medium Frasier fir “ConstantOn” tree. She said she purchased it at Home Depot (c. 2016). Below are the additional photos she sent me of the original box and the tree installed in her home: […]

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Target Philips Warm White LED Light Set Green Wire Lead Safe Mama 1

Target-branded Philips plug-in Warm White LED Christmas lights strand with green wire: Lead-free!!

Summary: As with the version of this product with the white colored wiring, while this product was Lead-free when tested with an XRF instrument, one component was positive for trace (trace = very low levels) of Arsenic. There were also fairly high levels of Antimony in at least one component, which is often the case […]

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Target Philips Warm White LED Light Set White Wire Lead Safe Mama 1

Target-branded Philips plug-in Warm White LED Christmas lights strand with white wire: Lead-free!!

Summary: While this product was Lead-free when tested with an XRF instrument, one component was positive for trace (trace = very low levels) of Arsenic. There were also fairly high levels of Antimony in at least one component, which is often the case with electrical items (as Antimony is an ingredient in many fire retardants.) […]

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Holiday Time Walmart MultiFunction Mini Lights 150 Lead Safe Mama 1

Walmart Holiday Time plug-in Christmas lights with green wire: Lead-free!

This newly-purchased (2018) set of Walmart brand “Holiday Time” 16 Function Multicolor Mini Lights (pictured above – with 150 lights and a green wire strand) was tested with an XRF instrument. It was not disassembled for testing, only accessible parts that one would normally touch when using them (installing them or operating them) were tested. […]

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Artificial Christmas Tree Sample Branch 2018 Lead Safe Mama

Do you want me to test your artificial Christmas tree for Lead? Click for more info.

Hi all! The other day I posted about the concern over very high levels of Lead found in the plastics used in some artificial Christmas trees (LINK), and in that post offered to test clippings of people’s trees for them if they are interested in sending them to me. So far I’ve gotten responses from […]

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Artificial christmas Tree Lead Safe Mama 2018

Artificial Christmas Tree, c. 2008 – Costco: as high as 5,896 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this artificial Christmas Tree (purchased at Costco, c. 2007/2008 & photographed here up and decorated for the 2017 Christmas holidays) was positive for Lead with the following levels: Reading 1: 533 ppm Lead Reading 2: 1,296 ppm Lead Reading 3: 1,411 ppm Lead Reading 4: 5,896 ppm Lead While […]

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Walmart Decorative Christmas Lights 2018 Lead Safe Mama 3

Please click and read for more info! Walmart Holiday Time LED Christmas Lights With Green Wire: Lead Free!!! #Yay!

This newly purchased (2018) set of Walmart brand “Holiday Time” 8-Function battery-operated LED multicolor mini lights (pictured above) was tested with an XRF instrument. It was not disassembled for testing, only accessible parts that one would normally touch when using them (installing them or operating them) were tested. To learn more about XRF testing, Click […]

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Red Glass Dollar Tree Mug 2018 Lead Safe Mama 1

2018 Dollar Store Red Glass Mason Jar Coffee Mug: 11 ppm Cadmium

2018 Dollar Tree Red Christmas Mason Jar Glass. By Greenbrier International, Inc. Made in China. For exact XRF test results scroll down. To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. As many red colored items are, this mug is positive for a trace level of Cadmium. This level of Cadmium is considered safe by all […]

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2018 Dollar Tree I Love Santa Christmas Mug Royal Norfolk Lead Safe Mama 1

2018 Dollar Store “I Love Santa” Design Ceramic Coffee Mug: 1,154 ppm Cadmium

2018 Dollar Tree “I Love Santa” Design Ceramic Mug, Royal Norfolk. By Greenbrier International, Inc. Made in China. For exact XRF test results scroll down. To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. As many red colored items are, the red words on this mug were positive for a relatively high level of Cadmium. Cadmium […]

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