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Fortunoff Artificial Christmas Tree Example Lead Safe Mama 3

Another Artificial Christmas Tree Example, c. 2010: This one is LEAD FREE and ANTIMONY FREE

This tree sample was sent in by Liz, a reader of my blog. She lives in New York and told me she purchased this tree at Fortunoff’s about 9 years ago (c. 2010) and does not remember the brand (but that it was “expensive” at the time). Sorry I don’t have more information about the […]

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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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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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Modern Homer Laughlin China Fiestaware Christmas Tree Mug, Made In USA: 23 +/- 12 ppm Lead (Safe by all standards)

When tested with an XRF instrument the Christmas tree on this Homer Laughlin Fiestaware “Made In The U.S.A”. mug was non-detect (ND) for lead (Pb). The Christmas tree area did test positive for cadmium (Cd) at 61 +/- 9 ppm. The bottom of mug was also had the following XRF readings: Lead (Pb): 23 +/- 12 […]

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Vintage Spode Christmas Tree Plate, Made In England: 71,900 ppm Lead

This Spode china (decorated with a Christmas tree for the holidays) had the following readings when tested with an XRF instrument (which tests down to single digit parts per million): Lead (Pb): 71,900 +/- 3,500 ppm Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND / negative) Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND / negative) Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND / negative) To learn more […]

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#LeadFreeChristmas: Silver & Blue Wire Ribbon, #Arsenic

#Christmas2017 Silver + Blue Snowflake Wire-Rimmed Ribbon Garland. ND for Pb, Hg, & Cd. As = 15 +/ – 8 ppm. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Amber S. for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If […]

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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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