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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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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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Ceramic Decorative Christmas Stocking Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Glazed Ceramic Christmas Stocking Desk Decoration, by TriCoastalDesign.com

Ceramic stocking (desk top decoration) by TriCoastalDesign.com: Lead: 33,200 +/- 1,300 ppm Cadmium: 3,258 +/- 249 ppm* When I test an item like this and find a high lead level on one color, I don’t bother testing each of the additional colors… because “that’s enough!”  I am also pissed off, because this is yet another […]

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2012 Dollar Tree Red Ball Ornaments: 29 ppm Cadmium + 66 ppm Arsenic (but no Lead!)

Red plastic ball-style Christmas ornament, purchased at the Dollar Tree store, c.2012. Cadmium (Cd): 29 +/- 17 ppm Arsenic (As): 66 +/- 14 ppm Lead (Pb): Non-Detect / Negative Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative All components and finishes tested with an XRF instrument. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* For #SaferChoices for your family, click […]

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2003 Blue Glass Ball Christmas Ornament: 748 ppm Lead + Arsenic Too

#LeadedChristmas – Glass blue ball Christmas ornament. Dated: December 20, 2003. (This was a wedding favor at a Christmas wedding that my friend went to.) When tested with an XRF instrument this ornament had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 748 +/- 54 ppm Arsenic (As): 158 +/- 40 ppm  Cadmium (Cd): Negative / Non-Detect Mercury […]

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#LeadFreeChristmas: Plastic Icicle Garland

#Christmas2017 Silver plastic icicle garland. ND for Pb, Hg, As & Cd. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Suzanne Braunschneider for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support my advocacy work (and […]

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#LeadFreeChristmas: Ornament Hooks from Target

#Christmas2017 #LeadFreeChristmas – Ornament Hooks From Target c. 2009 ND for As, Pb, Cd & Hg. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Deidra Augade for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support […]

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Old Navy Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments, c. 2004: Lead Free!

#LeadFreeChristmas – Glass red ball Christmas ornaments. Purchased c. 2004, Old Navy When tested with an XRF instrument these ornaments were negative (Non-Detect) for Arsenic (As), Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd) & Mercury (Hg.) All components were tested. (Pictures with and without flash.) Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* To see more Christmas decorations I […]

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