We do not recommend not using old ware unless it shows signs of deterioration such as cracking or pitting of the glaze. Some old Fiestaware from decades ago has been stated to have contained uranium oxide in its glaze, capable of emitting very low levels of radioactivity that would not pose a health risk.
Is there lead in vintage Fiestaware?
Yes. Fiesta® Dinnerware is lead free. Since 1992 when a major manufacturing process change took place at Fiesta Tableware Company, all of the dinnerware produced for the retail and food service markets has been lead-free. Fiesta® Dinnerware has been lead-free since 1986.
Which Fiestaware colors are radioactive?
Orange Fiestaware has long been recognized as one of the most radioactive commercial products you could buy. It was referred to as radioactive red. A non-radioactive version has now replaced it. The orange dish gains its radioactivity from uranium oxides in the orange glaze.
Is Fiestaware lead and cadmium free?
A: Fiesta® Dinnerware has been “lead-free” since 1986. Our Fiesta Dinnerware averages cadmium release of LESS THAN 0.02 parts per million.
How can you tell vintage FiestaWare from new?
if the letters in the word, “Fiesta” are all LOWER CASE, then its OLD. if the letters in the word, “Fiesta” are all UPPER CASE, then its NEW.
How long do you have to be exposed to lead to be poisoned?
Lead poisoning usually happens due to prolonged exposure at home, work or daycare. Lead poisoning usually takes months or years of exposure to a small amount of lead at home, work or daycare. When exposed to large amounts of lead, it can quickly lead to lead poisoning (acute poisoning).