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Do Fisher Price toys have lead?
Most vintage Fisher Price toys have at least one component that is high in lead!
Are Fisher Price toys toxic?
Yes, Fisher-Price makes plastic toys that are not labelled as BPA free and therefore could contain toxic harmful chemicals. Do not give these to your baby. Fisher-Price brings in over $1.7 BILLION in annual revenue.
How do I know if my toys are lead?
The only accurate way to test a toy for lead is by a certified laboratory. Do-it-yourself kits are available. However, these kits do not indicate how much lead is present and their reliability at detecting low levels of lead has not been determined.
What are Fisher Price toys made out of?
Fisher-Price’s fundamental toy-making principles centered on intrinsic play value, ingenuity, strong construction, good value for the money, and action. Early toys were made of heavy steel parts and ponderosa pine, which resisted splintering and held up well to heavy use.
Are toys from the 80s toxic?
A study found lead, cadmium and even arsenic in an alarmingly high number of plastic toys made in the 1970s and 1980s. One in four toys contained more than 10 times current safety limits for lead; a third of non-vinyl toys violated standards for both lead and cadmium; and a fifth contained arsenic.
Are vintage toys safe?
Even very low blood levels of lead in a child’s body are linked to reduced intelligence. One concern with old toys is the degradation of the materials over time, releasing embedded metals or metal compounds and exposing children to these toxic materials.
What products still have lead?
Sources of Lead
- Table of Contents. Paint (older homes, old toys, furniture, crafts)
- Paint. Lead was used in paint to add color, improve the ability of the paint to hide the surface it covers, and to make it last longer.
- Drinking Water.
- Folk medicines, ayurvedics and cosmetics.
- Children’s jewelry and toys.
Can you get lead poisoning from toys?
Childhood lead poisoning is 100% preventable. Many children get toys and toy jewelry as gifts during the holiday season. Some toys, especially imported toys, antique toys, and toy jewelry, may contain lead.
Do toys still have lead in them?
Lead may be found in the paint on toys which was banned in the U.S. but is still widely used in other countries. Lead may also be found on older toys made in the U.S. before the ban. The use of lead in plastics has not been banned.
Who owns Fisher-Price now?
Fisher-Price Inc. will be purchased by Mattel Inc., maker of the Barbie doll, in a $1 billion deal that creates the world’s largest toy company.
Is Mattel toys made in China?
Mattel is the only big toy maker that still owns factories in China and recently started operating a new post-production testing system in the country to better ensure quality.
Is there lead in old plastic?
The use of lead in plastics has not been banned. Lead softens the plastic and makes it more flexible so that it can go back to its original shape. It may also be used in plastic toys to stabilize molecules from heat.
How much lead is in Fisher Price Little People?
Even Fisher-Price Little People from the 1970’s tested as high as 1,466 ppm lead! If you are unsure if a toy contains lead, check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website to see if they have issued a recall at www.saferproducts.gov. This will ensure that you are not exposing your child to potential hazards.
Is there a problem with the FISHER PRICE TOYS?
Simply touching the toys is not a problem, as lead cannot be absorbed through the skin. If parents don’t get rid of the toys, the problem increases as the paint on the toys ages and comes off more easily. Do not burn the toys, as lead fumes can be inhaled.
How much lead is in a Fisher Price transformer?
The numbers are astounding – a 1980’s Transformer, made in Taiwan by Bandai, contained 108,800 ppm lead. When she tested a vintage Fisher-Price Parking Garage, the yellow plastic contained 1,538 ppm lead, and the white plastic had 422 ppm lead. Even Fisher-Price Little People from the 1970’s tested as high as 1,466 ppm lead!
Are there any toys that contain too much lead?
Several of those toys contain toxins, including lead. A Badge Play Set manufactured by Greenbrier International was found to contain excessive levels of lead that measured above 110 ppm in some components. Children’s products should not contain more than 90 ppm lead, according to federal consumer product safety rules.