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  QUESTION: Are Britdis teapots made after 1999 lead-free? - 06 Feb 2007 NSW, Australia

The recall of Britdis teapots was it all, every one? or just all those  manufactured prior to 1999? We have 3 - I am horrified at the thought of what we may be ingesting. I was mistaken in thinking they were good quality! Can anyone please clarify for me? thankyou Bev‍

ANSWER: 06 Feb 2007

Dear Bev,

I sent your question to ACCC and have just received the following response: Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 10:38 AM

Hi Elizabeth,

The Britdis teapot recall was in 1999 and only applied to teapots manufactured prior to 1999.  Products manufactured after 1999 should be lead free.

Product Safety Policy Section Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Phone:  (02) 6243 1262

Fax: (02) 6243 1073

I hope this helps. If in doubt as to the date of manufacture of the teapot, the best idea would be for anyone who has drunk tea from one to have a blood lead test to be sure. Just ask the doctor for the test.

Kind regards

Yours Sincerely

Elizabeth O'Brien

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