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Thomas the Tank engine 2007 Recalled Trains Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Reminder: June 2007 Thomas The Tank Engine Wooden Toy Recall. Do you still have these trains at home?

The Thomas The Tank Engine recall was announced in June of 2007. Because so many people have held on to these wooden toy trains as “heirloom quality” toys (given how expensive they are), AND because so many people who bought the toys in the period impacted by the recall (trains sold between January 2005 through […]

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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 Merry_Go_Round Toy

This vintage plastic Fisher Price playground merry-go-round toy tested positive for lead and arsenic. The green plastic was 2,035 +/- 54 ppm lead and 139 +/- 36 ppm Arsenic. The yellow plastic was  positive for 4,897 +/- 104 ppm lead and 391 +/- 58 ppm arsenic. Click here to see readings for each of the little […]

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Vintage Fisher Price Toy Syringe

Vintage Fisher Price Toy Syringe: 6,331 ppm lead! The amount of lead that is considered safe in a new/modern item intended for children is “below 100 ppm” in the substrate and “below 90 ppm” in the paint or coating. TIP: Avoid all vintage toys! (sorry) Here’s a link to a new/modern #LeadFree version of this […]

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#LeadedDishes: Vintage Metal Toy Plate

Vintage toy metal plate with owl: 465 ppm lead •  343 ppm arsenic Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items manufactured today as intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. (so this would NOT be considered lead-safe.) Dishes are not sold as “intended for children” so total lead […]

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