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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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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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Vintage 1970s Era Cereal Bowl: 134,100 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help making safer choices for your family. Vintage (1970s?) cereal bowl: 134,100 ppm lead (yikes!) when tested with an XRF instrument. For context: when testing is done with an XRF instrument, the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item made today and intended for use […]

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#AskTamara: Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead?

#AskTamara Questions:  Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead? Answers: Definitely yes & sometimes yes! Below is a vintage teal colored Fiestaware custard cup. When tested with an XRF instrument it was positive for lead (Pb) at 73,500 ppm (seventy three thousand five hundred parts per million.) The only relevant modern standard that […]

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“Orange Fiesta” Pattern Vintage Pyrex Casserole with Lid, 1971: 55,000 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex “Orange Fiesta” pattern casserole with fruit images on lid. 1971. When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage cookware piece had the following readings: Solid orange of base: 55,000 ppm Lead It also tested positive for: 3,783 ppm Cadmium, 83 ppm Barium, 79 ppm Chromium, 47 ppm Bromine, & for fun – 2,068 […]

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Vintage Green Pyrex Mixing Bowl: 36,599 ppm lead [Context: 90 ppm Lead is considered unsafe for kids in newly made items.]

Vintage Olive Green Pyrex Mixing Bowl. When tested with an XRF instrument the exterior paint on the mixing bowl pictured here was positive for the following elemental heavy metals at the following levels: Lead (Pb): 36,599 ppm Arsenic (As): 12,910 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 615 ppm For Context: The current toxicity level for lead in newly […]

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