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#LeadFree: Small Wooden Train

It is a myth that all “Made in China” toys have lead. This toy train was made in China and tested negative for lead. (“Non-detect” with an XRF instrument.) Year unknown, brand unknown, tested in 2016. Thanks to Samantha Burdette for donating and supporting this post! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make […]

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Linens & Things White Ceramic Cake Platter: 9,331 ppm Lead.

Linens & Things Cake platter. Year unknown (2014 or earlier). Lead (Pb): 9,331 ppm  Did you know it is a common myth that plain white ceramic items are all lead-free? To see more white ceramic pieces I have tested, Click HERE.  What should you do if you have a cake platter like this? 1) consider getting […]

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Blue and White Sango Brand Bowl Purchased at Target or Bed, Bath & Beyond: 2,701 ppm Lead.

The owner of this blue and white Sango brand bowl told me it was either purchased at Target (or possibly Bed Bath and Beyond?). It is marked “Made in China”. When tested with an XRF instrument it was positive 2,701 ppm Lead. Later when I researched this company a bit I found some documentation from […]

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Purple Hydro Flask Tested December 2015

Newer purple Hydro Flask. Bottom seal (center of bottom as tested through purple coating): 3,647 ppm lead & 1,013 ppm arsenic. Tested with an XRF instrument.  The lead is on the outside and does not touch the contents of the bottle. Note: other brands have no lead at all. This brand historically used lead solder to seal […]

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1988 Wonder Woman Figurine

1988 Wonder Woman figurine (I have a little collection of these, thanks to my husband!) Made in China! Lead Free! [Tested “Non-Detect” for lead with an XRF instrument on all colors.] For more #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make a contribution in support of my independent consumer goods testing and lead poisoning prevention […]

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Pottery Barn Green “Swirl” Ceramic Bowl

Pottery Barn Brand. Swirl pattern (different than “Spiral” which we also have pics of!) 5,215 ppm lead. Tested in 2014. This is a fairly recently made product, although I don’t have a year of manufacture. To see the #LeadFree dishes I use in my home, click here. For more #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make a […]

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Vintage Vinyl Measuring Tape (for Sewing): 19,900 ppm Lead. [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

Originally posted, November 19, 2017 Link to this post on Facebook (so you can share it!) Measuring Tape – Soft Plastic, Made in China. When tested with a Niton XRF instrument it was positive for Lead with the following reading: 19,900 parts per million (ppm). To learn more about XRF testing, Click Here. Later I thought […]

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Baum Ceramic Plate (New, 2017)

Baum Ceramic Plate. Tested with an XRF instrument. #LowLead #LeadSafe 52 parts per million (ppm) lead +/- 19 ppm. This amount of lead is considered safe by all American and European standards. This link is my Amazon Affiliate link to a similar product by this manufacturer. If you click on my Amazon links and choose […]

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Corningware “Etch” Casserole Dish (New, 2017)

Corningware “Etch”, New (2017). 230 ppm lead on the outside. 91 ppm lead on the inside. Tested with an XRF Instrument. Here is my Amazon Affiliate link for this product: These levels are considered safe by most standards.  Most likely leach tested (and most likely passed!). Comments on the original Facebook post for this piece reiterate my […]

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