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#LeadFree: “American Girl” Doll

I was glad to find out this American Girl doll was lead-free when tested with an XRF instrument! (All accessible components tested!) Here’s my Amazon Affiliate Link* for this doll: http://amzn.to/2u8fTwR Most modern toys that are manufactured as intended to be used by children should be lead-free. To find a modern toy that tests positive for […]

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#Arsenic: Vintage Popeye & Olive Oyl Baby Rattle

When I tested this vintage plastic Popeye and Olive Oyl rattle I was CERTAIN it would be positive for high levels of lead, but I was wrong! No lead at all, not a trace in any component. Unfortunately it does not have a year of manufacture or maker’s mark on it, but based on other […]

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#LeadFree: 1973 Vintage Fisher Price Circus Train

Vintage 1973 Plastic Fisher Price Circus Train. Tested with an XRF instrument. All components were non-detect for lead (Pb), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg.). The white plastic component of this toy is positive for cadmium at 43 +/- 10 ppm.  Here’s more info about cadmium. Here is a modern version of a similar toy on […]

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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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#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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#LeadSafe; 1980 Fisher Price Airport

1980 Fisher Price Airport. All components tested. The only component on this toy that was positive for lead was (ironically) the black gas valve (on the gas pump at the back of the toy)! This piece was low lead (even safe by today’s standards!) at 28 +/- 7 ppm lead (Pb.) The amount of lead […]

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#Leaded: 1980 Vintage Fisher Price / Quaker Oats Airport and Plane

Yes it’s hard for some of us to believe that 1980 was 37 years ago! And that 1980 is considered vintage – but let’s set that aside for a moment. 🙂 Each of these items is positive for lead and/or cadmium.  Some at very low levels and others at high levels. Because there are so […]

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#Leaded (Unexpectedly!) Magnet Stick & Ball Toy

This is a yard sale find toy, so the year and brand are not known.  Important to note there are two different types of metal balls in this set. The balls are not magnetic (only the sticks are magnetic.) The grayish/dull metal balls are lead-free. The plastic sticks with magnets on each end are lead-free. […]

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#LeadSafe: “Newer” Made In Sweden Brio Train

Brio trains – “Made in Sweden“. Exact year of manufacture unknown, tested in 2015. Yellow = non-detect for lead. Red = 10 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument. Thanks to Peggy Oehl for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If […]

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#Leaded: Mardi Gras Beads from 2012

Mardi Gras Beads (2012) Purple: 315 ppm Lead, 132 ppm Cadmium. Tested with an XRF instrument. Thank you to Jennifer Carey for making this post possible by contributing in support of my advocacy work! The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 parts per million (ppm) […]

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