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Caveman Cups Heavy Duty “Extreme Use” Stainless Steel Pint Cups: #Safe! Non-detect for Lead, Cadmium, Mercury & Arsenic.

Caveman Cups contacted me recently and asked if they could send me some products to test (along with a contribution in support of my advocacy work) and if I would then report the results on my blog and I said “sure!”. As always, I explained that… 1.) I don’t/won’t do any sort of “paid endorsements”. Moreover, […]

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#LeadSafe: Baum Pyramid Pattern Ceramic Mug

Ceramic Baum “Pyramid” design mug: 26 +/- 15 ppm lead. The interior was negative/ “non-detect” for lead (Pb).  Both the interior and exterior were also non-detect for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg.) Tested with an XRF instrument. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item for children is anything 90 ppm […]

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NuSpin Zoomie Straw Cup (sippy cup): Non-Detect for Lead, Mercury & Arsenic. Trace Cadmium in the straw.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this NuSpin Zoomie Straw Cup, purchased new in 2017 had the following readings: Main plastic body of cup (including “painted” decorative elements): Lead (Pb): Non-detect (ND) / Negative Cadmium (Cd): Non-detect (ND) / Negative Mercury (Hg): Non-detect (ND) / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-detect (ND) / Negative Clear flexible silicone sippy straw: Lead (Pb): Non-detect […]

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Pratico Outdoors Clean Steel

“Pratico Outdoors” “Clean Steel” Tumbler #Cup #Glass #LeadFree! Tested “non-detect” for lead using an XRF instrument Amazon Affiliate Link for similar product: http://amzn.to/2wYVzye – Please consider supporting my independent consumer goods testing and advocacy work with a contribution!  I am still working to raise $30,000 towards legal (and other related) fees to defend my advocacy […]

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Tommee Tippee sippy cup w/ integrated silicone straw: No Pb, Hg or As – but positive for trace Cadmium in the straw.

When tested with an XRF instrument the Tommee Tippee Sippy Straw Cup pictured below (tested in March of 2017) had the following readings: The main plastic components of the cups (lid and cup): Lead (Pb): NonDetect/ ND (negative) Arsenic (As): NonDetect/ ND (negative) Mercury (Hg): NonDetect/ ND (negative) Cadmium (Cd): NonDetect/ ND (negative) The clear silicone integrated sippy straw: Lead […]

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Replay Recycled Plastic Sippy Cups

RePlay brand recycled plastic sippy cups: #Safe! Non-detect for Lead, Cadmium, Mercury & Arsenic!

When tested with an XRF instrument the RePlay Recycled Pink & Blue Sippy Cup (pictured below, purchased c. late-2015/early-2016) had the following readings (both components tested): Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND) / Negative All products that I have ever tested […]

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#LeadedSippyCups: My original letter to the GreenSprouts Cup manufacturer.

Newly manufactured sippy cup: 3003 ppm lead. Click the image of the letter below to see a full size PDF of my original letter reporting these results to the manufacturer. If you appreciate my advocacy work (including the testing I do for parents around the world) please consider contributing to my “GoFundMe” during this very […]

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2008 White Ceramic Starbucks Coffee Holiday Mug: 11,200 ppm Lead

2008 White Ceramic Starbucks Coffee Holiday Mug:  Tested positive for lead with levels as high as 11,200 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. An item like this will not likely test positive with a LeadCheck swab. You can read more about that here. For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate […]

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Syracuse China “Old Ivory” “Made In America” Tea Cup: 26,200 ppm Lead [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

Antique Syracuse China “Made In America” Old Ivory Teacup; Tested positive for lead (Pb) at 26,200 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is 90 ppm lead or higher (in the paint, glaze or coating.) […]

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#AskTamara: Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead?

#AskTamara Questions:  Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead? Answers: Definitely yes & sometimes yes! Below is a vintage teal colored Fiestaware custard cup. When tested with an XRF instrument it was positive for lead (Pb) at 73,500 ppm (seventy three thousand five hundred parts per million.) The only relevant modern standard that […]

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