#AskTamara Q: What is carbon steel? A: The following XRF readings are all of the metals detected when testing the Morakniv “Made In Sweden” knife (pictured here), which is marked “Carbon Steel”. While I have not tested a lot of carbon steel items, these readings are likely typical for carbon steel. Chromium (Cr): 2,094 +/- […]
Brio train, “Made in Sweden” age unknown. Tested in 2015: 1,862 ppm lead & 575 ppm arsenic! The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children in 90 ppm or higher. This toy train was likely manufactured before the new regulations went into effect (2008 through 2010) – […]
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 […]
Swedish painted toy horse: as high as 360. New in 2015. Thanks to Mary Byrd for donating and supporting this post! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make a contribution in support of my independent consumer goods testing and lead poisoning prevention advocacy work, click here. Thank you!