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Voltron, c. 1980s

Transformer-style Voltron toy, made in Taiwan. Tested positive for lead with an XRF with levels as high as 108,800 ppm lead! #YIKES! Peeling chipping paint and everything! The current federal standard for what is considered a lead hazard in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher (in the paint or […]

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Vintage (1980s?) Fisher Price Sorting Toy For Infants And Toddlers

Vintage (Circa 1980s!) Fisher Price sorting toy for infants and toddlers. This toy tested positive for more than 4,000 [Four Thousand!] ppm LEAD! The amount of lead that is considered safe in a new/modern item intended for children is “below 100 ppm” in the substrate and “below 90 ppm” in the paint or coating. TIP: […]

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Vintage 1970s Fisher Price School Bus Toy: 90 ppm Lead

Vintage 1975-1978 Fisher Price Bus, mostly lead-free! Bus eyeballs: 35 ppm lead, red wheels, 90 ppm lead (hazard level is 90+ ppm) I would call this one “safe”! With these vintage Fisher Price toys this is the exception when it comes to lead (most have at least one component that is high in lead!) To […]

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#LeadFree: Vintage Fisher Price Family Play Farm Set – Barn

Regarding the items shown in the photo below: Fisher Price Family Play Farm Barn: Non-Detect” for Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg) & Arsenic (As) when tested with an XRF instrument. All components tested. Fisher Price Green & White Toy Car: Also ND for Pb, Cd, Hg & As for all components. Fisher Price Little […]

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Vintage Fisher Price Plastic Toy Syringe: 6,331 ppm Lead. [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

Vintage Fisher Price Toy Syringe: 6,331 ppm lead! The amount of lead that is considered safe in a new/modern item intended for children is “below 100 ppm” in the substrate and “below 90 ppm” in the paint or coating. TIP: Avoid all vintage toys! (sorry) Here’s a link to a new/modern #LeadFree version of this […]

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Vintage Lite-Brite, c. 1970s: 21,900 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument, the electrical cord on the vintage (c. 1970s) Lite-Brite pictured here was positive for 21,900 parts per million (ppm) Lead. [The hard plastic in the unit itself was negative for lead.] — The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in modern / newly manufactured items intended for children […]

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Vintage Fisher Price Little People

Link to this post on Facebook so you can share it! Little People, Vintage: as high as 1,466 ppm lead Both the plastic substrate and painted faces contain unsafe levels of lead.  With these little guys that is a big problem, because children ALWAYS seem to pop them in their mouths! And the part that […]

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