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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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#Leaded & #Cadmium, Vintage 1970 Malibu Francie

I picked up this Malibu Francie doll at a vintage toy store. She was naked so I decided to buy her some modern clothes (#ThankYouWalmart!) [The lasted time I posted pics of a naked vintage Barbie and her lead levels I got a lot of complaints from some of my more conservative followers on social […]

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#LeadFree: 1958 Baby New Year Kewpie Celluloid Doll “Irwin” #Cadmium

This little doll tested positive for cadmium (Cd) 164 +/- 17 ppm. 40 ppm cadmium is considered toxic by modern standards for a child’s toy. I was really surprised to find this was not positive for lead! Here’s a link to a modern likely #LeadFree version of a similar doll on Amazon! Here are more […]

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#LeadFree: Vintage Plastic Disney Snow White Mug

This vintage plastic cup from Disney – with a picture of Snow White on it – is negative for lead both in the plastic and in the paint for the design.  The plain (unpainted) part of the cup tested was also negative for lead.  The cup was negative for mercury, arsenic and cadmium too! Here’s […]

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Plastic Vintage “Grumpy” Plastic Disney Mug: 449 ppm Lead (90 ppm Lead is considered unsafe for kids.)

This vintage plastic cup from Disney – with a picture of Grumpy the dwarf on it – is positive for Lead both in the plastic and in the paint for the Grumpy design.   This yellow mug had the following XRF readings: The plain yellow plastic part of the cup: Lead (Pb): 387 +/- 22 […]

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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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Vintage Fisher Price Merry_Go_Round Toy: 4,897 ppm Lead + Arsenic

This vintage plastic Fisher Price playground merry-go-round toy tested positive for Lead and Arsenic. The green plastic: 2,035 +/- 54 ppm Lead 39 +/- 36 ppm Arsenic The yellow plastic: 4,897 +/- 104 ppm Lead 391 +/- 58 ppm Arsenic  Click here to see readings for each of the little people! The amount of Lead […]

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#LeadFree: Vintage 1969 Fisher Price Mini Bus

This little 1969 Vintage Fisher Price “Mini Bus” was non-detect (negative) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd).  The little people were positive for these elements however.  Click here to read the post and see readings for each of the little people! Tested with an XRF instrument.  All components tested. Here is […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Fisher Price Cowboy With White Hat

This little vintage Fisher Price plastic cowboy with a green body and white hat tested positive for lead and arsenic. His green body was 3,377 +/- 71 ppm lead and 114 +/- 43 ppm arsenic. Lead is considered unsafe for children at levels of 90 ppm and higher (by modern standards.) Tested with an XRF […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Plastic Fisher Price Lady With Blue Dress & Yellow Hair

This little vintage Fisher Price lady is positive for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Her yellow hair came in at 4,723 +/- 97 ppm lead, 69 +/-13 ppm cadmium and 166 +/- 54 ppm arsenic. Her face was positive for 472 +/- 23 ppm lead, 118 +/- 13 ppm cadmium and 13 +/- 7 mercury. […]

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