Lead in Anthropologie's Latte Bowls?


Latte bowls of every color in the rainbow have been a staple of Anthropologie for years, and we can always count on finding a few when we need to replenish our stock. We were on just such a mission the other day, in fact, when we ran into this small sign perched amidst their display. It states,

"Proposition 65 Warning: The products sold here may contain lead and other substances that are known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm."

What in the what? Alarmed that the dishware we use to hold our breakfast every morning might be laden with lead, we headed over to the nearest employee to get more information. She said there was nothing to worry about, that Anthro has to put up these signs because some home decor items they carry might contain lead, but that they are marked on the bottom as not being food safe. She said that the bowls were perfectly fine, but we were still a little weirded out that the one sign we saw was located right in the center of their display. In the end we didn't get the bowls, but perhaps we're being paranoid. What do you guys think? Does anyone out there have more information on when and where these signs must be used? Let us know in the comments.

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