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Monkey Feet Black Leather Toddler Shoes Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#XRFTesting: Monkey Feet Black Leather Ballet Style Zip Back Toddler Shoes [Harry Potter Theme Print]

#XRFTesting: Monkey Feet Black Leather Ballet Style Zip Back Toddler Shoes [Harry Potter Theme Print] Note: If a metal is not listed for a component of the shoe that means it was not detected with the XRF instrument. Outside of Shoe [Black and White Printed Leather]: Barium (Ba): 318 +/- 133 ppm Chromium (Cr): 14,300 […]

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Corning Visions France Saucepan Amber Glass Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 5

Corning Visionware: Another Example – XRF Test Results For A Small Saucepan (Made in France)

Following up on my earlier post, here is another example of XRF test results for a Corning Visions piece. [Year of manufacture unknown.] This piece is a small saucepan and differs from the piece I posted earlier in that it is “Made in France.” It also has the 3-D diamond/pyramid shaped pattern on the bottom […]

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Corning USA Visionware Pot Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 3

#AskTamara: Do you recommend Corning Visionware?

#AskTamara Question: Do you recommend Corning Visionware? Answer: No. Ok, while I could leave it at that I will elaborate. First I have to address the fact that several people have confused me with other bloggers who DO recommend Corning Visionware, and I specifically have not ever recommended this product personally — because I have […]

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Hape Xylophone Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Hape Wooden Railway Kid’s Xylophone Melody Track

When I coordinate XRF testing of consumer goods for my friends and followers I ask them to send me a box with one complex item and up to nine simple items. I usually test these ten personal items for people in thanks for their $150 contribution that helps to cover the costs of the XRF […]

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Sleepy Hollow Fridge Magnet Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: Sleepy Hollow New York Commemorative Fridge Magnet

Sleepy Hollow New York Commemorative Fridge Magnet Made primarily of Zinc. This item had the following readings when tested with an XRF instrument: Lead (Pb): Non-Detect/ND – Negative* Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect/ND – Negative* Arsenic (As): Non-Detect/ND – Negative* Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/ND – Negative* Chromium ( Cr): 522 +/- 146 ppm Zinc (Zn): 985,100 +/- 12,000 ppm Cooper (Cu): […]

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1978 Holly Hobbies Answer Book Paperback Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: 1978 Copy of “Holly Hobbie’s Answer Book” Paperback

1978 Copy of “Holly Hobbie’s Answer Book” Paperback Child’s Book Note: The XRF instrument tests down to single-digit ppm accuracy. Items intended for use by children are considered toxic and unsafe for children at 90 ppm lead or higher in the paint or coating or 100 ppm paint or coating in the substrate. A “negative” […]

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Christmas Tin Undated No Mark or Maker Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#LeadFree: Decorative Christmas Tin (No Mark or Maker)

The Christmas tin picture here was negative for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Note: The XRF instrument tests down to single-digit ppm accuracy. Items intended for use by children are considered toxic and unsafe for children at 90 ppm lead or higher in the paint or coating or 100 ppm paint or coating […]

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Vintage C 1970s Fisher Price Little People Grover Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#LeadFree: Vintage (c. 1970s) Fisher Price Sesame Street Grover Monster

Vintage (c. 1970s) Fisher Price Sesame Street Grover Monster: Lead (Pb): ND (non-detect) Cadmium (Cd): ND (non-detect) Mercury (Hg): ND (non-detect) Arsenic (As): ND (non-detect) Please check out the other Sesame Street things I have tested here! Please check out more of the vintage Fisher Price toys I have tested here! Thanks for reading! As always, please […]

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Norpro 123 Grip-EZ Handy Flat Grater With Black Rubberized Handle

Tamara’s Kitchen: Norpro 123 Grip-EZ Handy Flat Grater With Black Rubberized Handle

Norpro 123 Grip-EZ Handy Flat Grater With Black Rubberized Handle: non-detect (negative/ND) for Lead (Pb), Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd) and Mercury (Hg) when tested with an XRF instrument. This is mine (from my kitchen) – and is several years old, which is why in my personal photos of the item the little red band is […]

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