Vintage Hammer: 24,600 ppm lead paint (green) on the metal. [& That’s what is LEFT, given the amount of wear on this piece it is likely that the lead level on this paint was originally much much higher!] Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. To see more tools I have tested, click here! As […]
This hammer was tested in 2017, however I do not know the year of manufacture or vendor. It belongs to my husband so I will see if he has any more information about it. One thing this hammer demonstrates is that “Made In China” doesn’t necessarily translate to “high lead”, although I’m not too keen […]
Nesting mini-screwdriver / hammer set. I got this at the National Builder Show in February of 2012. The vendor gave one to each of my kids. Metal part of hammer = no lead. Screwdrivers = no lead. Rubberized handle: 2,491 ppm lead. To see more tools I have tested, click here! As always, if you […]
Brass hammer: 40,600 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument.
Rubberized handle on Home Depot hammer: 6,156 ppm Lead (Pb) & 163 ppm Cadmium (Cd). The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a child’s toy is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Tools are not regulated for lead and often have very high levels of lead. Unfortunately small tools like this are often given […]