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Vintage Tin Rocket Man Spinning Top Lead Safe Mama 2

Vintage (1950s?) Tin Spinning Top Toy With Rockets & Spacemen: 19,300 ppm Lead. [90 ppm is unsafe.]

Whenever I take pics for my blog, one of my kitties seems to get in the way! This one is Dumbledore! Continue reading below images. Vintage (1950s?) Tin Spinning Top Toy With Rockets & Spacemen: 19,300 ppm Lead. No brand marking or maker noted. When tested with an XRF instrument this toy had the following readings: […]

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#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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#Leaded: Toy Brass Cymbal with Wooden Handle

Child’s mini brass cymbal – with wooden handle: 274 ppm lead. Modern toys are regulated and required to be under 90 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument (90 ppm in the coating or 100 ppm in the substrate). Year of manufacture and maker of this toy are unknown. Tested in 2012 with an XRF […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Toy Ford Car

Ford “Front Drive” Toy Car, painted with lead paint. 723 +/- 54 ppm lead (Pb) , 25 +/- 8 ppm cadmium (Cd.) The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Tested with […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Queen Of Hearts Nancy Ann Storybook Doll, c. 1940

This vintage (1940s) Nancy Ann Storybook doll (“Queen of Hearts”) has a painted face that is 6,255 +/- 207 ppm lead. Her black painted shoes are 2,343 +/- 109 ppm lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic/unsafe in an item made for children today is 90 ppm lead and higher. Click here to […]

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#Leaded: Vintage 1940s Nancy Ann Storybook Bride Doll

This vintage (1940s) Nancy Ann Storybook doll bride has a painted face that is 172,600 +/- 10,000 ppm lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic/unsafe in an item made for children today is 90 ppm lead and higher. In general you should keep vintage dolls (both plastic and ceramic) away from young children […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Fisher Price Cowboy With White Hat

This little vintage Fisher Price plastic cowboy with a green body and white hat tested positive for lead and arsenic. His green body was 3,377 +/- 71 ppm lead and 114 +/- 43 ppm arsenic. Lead is considered unsafe for children at levels of 90 ppm and higher (by modern standards.) Tested with an XRF […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Fisher Price Little People Man With Yellow Hat

This vintage Fisher Price man tested positive for lead, cadmium and arsenic. His Blue plastic body was positive for lead at 106 +/- 11 ppm. His yellow hat is positive for lead at 3,213 +/- 71 ppm, cadmium at 23 +/- 12 ppm, and arsenic at 186 +/- 43 ppm.  The configuration of the toy […]

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Vintage Miniature Tea Set, Made in Taiwan: 14,200 ppm Lead + Cadmium too!

Miniature Vintage Ceramic Tea Set. Made in Taiwan. Platter: 66 +/- 20 ppm Lead (Pb). Coffee Pot: 777 +/- 53 ppm Lead (Pb) & 18 +/- 8 ppm Cadmium (Cd). Tiny Creamer: 14,200 +/- 500 ppm Lead (Pb) & 42 +/- 11 ppm Cadmium (Cd). Tiny Teacup: 3,280 +/- 124 ppm Lead (Pb). Tested with […]

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Vintage / Antique Miniature Kitchen Sink Set: 51,000 ppm Lead. [90 ppm is unsafe for kids.]

Antique miniature kitchen set.,. 51,000 ppm lead! The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead in the paint or coating or 100 ppm lead (or higher) in the substrate. Antiques and vintage items are not regulated and in most cases it is not required to […]

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