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Should I worry about the lead (solder) content in old sticks of RAM that I want to sell as keychain charms? Answered

I have a lot of old sticks of RAM (the ones that predate PC100). I have been cutting them in half on a band saw and then attaching keychain rings in the existing holes. I'd like to sell these as novelty items but wonder about the lead content in the solder. Toughts?

Thanks,
Okie

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chuppandi
chuppandi

9 years ago

Yes in most of the western and some european countries.. Esp. if you are going to sell it in a large scale like branded ones.. But otherwise i guess you can easily sell as novelty items.. wouldn't hurt a penny..

But you might consider giving it some coating.. kind of laminated plastic films or resins that can also cover you off the risks of somebody exposing it to some conductive areas and double as a layer protecting the lead.

Anyways.. thatz just me...

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iceng
iceng

9 years ago

Too bad there is a record of your understanding here and now.
Anyone can claim to be injured and sue your pants off.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

9 years ago

You could always coat the solder with a layer of varnish or resin, especially if you have any sharp points, or something that could snag on clothes.

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lemonie
lemonie

9 years ago

There are disposal regulations, but I wouldn't worry about it otherwise.

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