Discovering lead in Stanley’s Quencher « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!


In a exceptional story of product innovation, Stanley grew to become, within the phrases of its World President Terence Reilly, a “110-year-old in a single day success.” The corporate’s journey from inventing the primary vacuum-sealed water bottle in 1913 to changing into a TikTok sensation started with the launch of the Quencher tumbler in 2016.

Extra not too long ago, the identical social media enthusiasm that propelled Stanley to new heights has revealed itself as a double-edged sword. Social media influencers have found that lead solder is used within the Quencher’s manufacturing course of, jeopardizing Stanley’s success.

However is the lead within the Quencher truly harmful? Lumafield’s Neptune industrial X-ray CT scanner appears to be like inside Stanley’s tumbler to know the way it’s made and whether or not or not lead solder actually poses a threat to customers.

See the scans and the ends in the publish right here.

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