Archive | Leaded Mugs

2007 Peter Rabbit Wedgwood China Baby Cup

#Leaded: c. 2007 Beatrix Potter Wedgwood China Peter Rabbit Baby Cup

This little Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Wedgwood China baby cup was tested with an XRF in 2012, and was purchased new c. 2007. As with most of these Beatrix Potter cups produced by Wedgwood before the new/modern product safety regulations became enforceable, this one was predictably positive for a very high level of lead, even […]

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Zak Designs Made In China Elsa Ceramic Coffee Mug 1

#Leaded: 2014 Zak Designs Frozen Anna & Elsa Mug

When tested with an XRF instrument this 2014 “zak! designs” Anna & Elsa Mug from Disney’s animated film Frozen tested positive for lead (Pb) at 8,834 ppm. The amount of lead that is considered toxic (and illegal) in a modern item made and intended to be used by children is anything 90 ppm lead or […]

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Vintage Milk Glass Christmas Tom And Jerry Mug 2

#Leaded: Tom And Jerry Vintage Milk Glass Christmas Mug

This little Christmas mug was tested with an XRF instrument and the results were as follows: White Milk Glass (unpainted) 176 +/- 19 ppm Pb 9 +/- 3 ppm Br Green Paint 37,100 +/- 1,000 ppm Pb 943 +/- 50 ppm Cd 317 +/- 79 ppm Ba 11,600 +/- 900 ppm Cr Red Paint 27,900 […]

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Moscow Mule Mug Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: 2017 Moscow Mule Copper Mug With Leaded Brass Handle

Moscow Mule Mug: As high as 43,400 +/- 1,600 ppm lead in the brass handle. Solid lead attachment solder points for the handle too! Tested positive for lead with an XRF instrument and a LeadCheck swab! Here’s an affiliate link to purchase LeadCheck swabs to test your own Moscow mule mug at home:  https://amzn.to/2L1QBs5 – but […]

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2006 1 Green Pear Starbucks Coffee Mug

#Leaded: 2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design

2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design: Positive for lead (Pb) with levels as high as 304 ppm lead (+/- 37 ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. This mug was negative for cadmium, arsenic and mercury. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of an item manufactured […]

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Starbucks Coffee Gold Peace Sign Espresso Mug

#LeadFree: 2015 Starbucks Coffee Gold Peace Sign Espresso Mug

This Starbucks Coffee gold peace sign three ounce espresso mug (“Made in China”) tested negative (non-detect) for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. Other Starbucks Coffee brand mugs have not fared so well over the years. Click here to see if I have tested your Starbucks Coffee mug! For more lead-free […]

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#Leaded: Logo Mug with Bible Verse

Logo Mug: Hebrews 3:4 “…He that built all things is God.” Green Logo on white mug with gold trim (tested in 2014). The green logo on this is positive for lead at 54,800 ppm. The gold trim and white mug are both “ND” (non-detect) for lead. Pretty much all mugs with logos like this are […]

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#Leaded: Polish Enameled Mug; Yellow (Cadmium too!)

Yellow Enamelware Mug, “Made In Poland” – tested positive for lead at 88 ppm and for cadmium at 21,600 ppm. Tested with an XRF instrument (in 2017). While this is considered “Lead-Safe” , the amount of cadmium present is at a level that is considered toxic in an item intended for children. Read more about […]

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Grey Dog Coffee Mug

#Leaded: Grey Dog Ceramic Coffee Mug

The Grey Dog’s Coffee, Ceramic Mug (New York City). 19,100 ppm lead. Tested (in 2013) with an XRF instrument. I used to love this thick ceramic old fashioned style coffee mug from cafes & diners! Now I am always suspicious that any mug like this is likely to be very high lead. Given the ones […]

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#Leaded: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Enameled Mug

Newer (2017) Stumptown Coffee Roasters Enameled Metal Mug. Tested with an XRF instrument. Positive for lead at 5,192 ppm. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use by children and, as such, […]

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