Sharing all on her Lead Safe Mama site, Tamara reveals that the toy favourite from the 1970s contains dangerous levels of lead, arsenic and cadmium.
Using ‘science-based and replicable’ testing methods, expert Tamara found lead, cadmium and arsenic in the Green ‘Sale’ Button well above the acceptable levels.
She also found disturbing levels of arsenic and lead in the Yellow ‘Money’ Button, the Green Plastic Handle and the ‘Dark Orange Plastic Change Slide’.
Tamara also found other dangerous chemicals in the toy - click here to see even more of the specific results.
As a result, Tamar advises people to ‘avoid vintage Fisher Price toys.’
Says Tamara of her important work: ‘I test things that people send me to test, and I also do home visits with families – where I test everything in their home that I (or they) have toxicity concerns about.
She adds: ‘In many cases, when I see certain items (or a member of an entire class of similar items), I have immediate concerns for actual poisoning of the user(s), based, unfortunately, on a great deal of personal experience…’