Revealing her finding on her super informative site Lead Safe Mama, Tamara says: ‘I have not yet tested a Bunnykins set that was Lead-free (or even Lead-safe) so I recommend avoiding them altogether.
‘For context, the amount of Lead that is considered unsafe on a newly manufactured item (made today) intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher in the paint, glaze or coating.
‘This bowl pictured here has 61,800 ppm – nearly 700 times the level that is considered unsafe. As a result, this particular bowl would actually be considered illegal by current standards (if manufactured today).’
Tamara adds: ‘HOWEVER because it is considered vintage / nearly an “antique” – it is not regulated at all and can be sold on eBay (or similar) with absolutely no Lead warning.’
Instead of using them with food, Tamara suggests framing them in a shadow box instead as a beautiful keepsake.
For more of Tamara’s amazing work in the fight against toxic items around the home, head here.
Main image: Lead Safe Mama