Detects lead on most surfaces within 30 seconds EPA recognized Simple to use: just crush, shake and swab. Red Means Lead! Test confirmation card to verify results in every kit Swabs are non-toxic, odorless, disposable and non-staining Simple to use: just crush, shake and swab. Red Means Lead 3M(TM) LeadCheck(TM) Swabs are EPA recognized, non-toxic and provide a rapid, test for lead on most surfaces. When lead is detected, 3M(TM) LeadCheck(TM) Swabs turn red on contact. The vast majority of test situations results are obtained in less than 30 seconds. Simple to use: just crush, shake and swab. Red Means Lead(TM). Each kit contains test confirmation cards to verify individual test results. 3M(TM) LeadCheck(TM) Swabs provide instant lead-detection results for quick and accurate job pricing. In just seconds, you will know if lead-safe practices are required. Test for lead on surfaces such as: painted surfaces, steel structures, vinyl and other plastics.
I purchased this kit to test my dinnerware for lead when I noticed that the glaze and design were wearing thin. It tested positive for lead, so I now have a new set of dinnerware that doesn't have any lead in it. This kit was so easy to use, and has helped me to have peace of mind that I am not feeding dangerous chemicals to my family. Just break the swab as directed, rub the tip on the item you want to test, and check for red color changes. If no color change is seen, pla..
BE WARNED! AMAZON is advertising the 3M product, but sending the Hybrivet Systems, Inc. product out! 3M took over the LeadCheck product at some point. I called 3M to make sure the product without the 3M logo was safe. 3M informed me that the LeadCheck in that kit is TOO OLD to be reliable at this point! The copyright date on the package I got is 2010.
The instructions state to crush the swab in two places and then squeeze until a small amount of fluid shows at the end of the swab - then you have two minutes to rub the swab on the surface you are testing. If it turns red or pink or purple, lead is present. The test will not work if you swish the paint chips around in the solution. The swab must be rubbed on each surface you are testing. Consumer reports gives this product a high rating for detecting surface lead.