Ceramic Cannisters - worried about lead paint

maggie2094November 30, 2005

I just bought ceramic canisters from Homegoods - planning to use them for the usual flour, sugar, coffee, tea. They were sold individually not in a box. I love them! Now, my DH looks at them and says - "how do you know they don't contain lead paint"?

The only info I have is the bottom stamp - OGGI - made in china (having trouble finding anything that isn't made there these days).

Now, I would think they wouldn't sell them with lead...but now DH has put the seed in my head.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks - Maggie.

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kframe19

If they're ceramic, they're glazed and fired in a kiln, right?

Can you scrape the glaze off with a finger?

If not, chances are the only way that they glaze could leech either cadmium or lead would be if you stored highly acidic liquids in the cannister.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2005 at 12:49AM
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maggie2094

thank you Kframe - you put my mind at ease - now I am off to fill those babies up!

    Bookmark   December 1, 2005 at 9:33AM
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