The exact products shown below [OR similar products from the same brand] have been repeatedly tested by Lead Safe Mama, LLC (using XRF technology) and have been consistently found to be Lead-free. In our opinion the companies featured on these pages have behaved ethically and responsibly when it comes to toxicant concerns and considerations in manufacturing.
Bicycles and accessories: As you would with any purchase, please read the full product description (and product reviews) when you click through BEFORE making your purchase decision. Please also make sure the product is the correct size (modern products from these brands – products specifically made for use by children – can be trusted to be Lead-free in all sizes and only some sizes are linked below.)
Bicycles manufactured for children today *should* all be Lead-free.
With that said – below are a few selections in the bicycle category from brands I like and trust. I will be updating this page with more selections in the coming weeks (& will probably expand and create a page just for adult bikes and accessories!) I would only have Lead-related concerns with bicycles manufactured for children that were made before 2011.
Adult bicycles can legally be made with Leaded components and decorative elements, so that is something to be aware of (Leaded vinyl, Leaded leather, Leaded brass, Leaded nylon, Leaded paints and enamels, etc.) My primary functional exposure concern for Lead found in some bicycles made for adults is with handle bar materials that can be Leaded (vinyl tape wraps, soft rubber, treated leather tape wraps, etc.). Natural cork handlebar tape is a good Lead-free alternative.
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Lead-free bikes for kids
Lead-free Helmets for Kids
Lead-free Bicycle Bells for Kids
Disclaimer: As we are not manufacturing these products (just recommending products made by other companies based on our experience with and knowledge of these products) we have no control over potential changes that may impact the toxicant profile of a product or product-line. As soon as we are made aware of any formulation changes that could negatively impact the toxicant profile of products linked on this website, we will remove the products from the website. If at any time you purchase a product that was recommended on this website and you feel it is not a quality product for any reason, please let us know and we will review your concerns and remove any products we do not stand by.