Lead In Stanley Cups: Buyers Sue For Misrepresentation

The ongoing drama surrounding the Stanley Cup lead has escalated, with legal action now being taken. Pacific Market International (PMI), the company that owns Stanley, is facing multiple lawsuits due to the high lead content in their Quencher tumblers, which retail for $40 to $50.


After a successful holiday season where the company’s popular insulated travel mugs sold out and were being resold for high prices, social media users noticed that commercial lead-testing equipment showed that Stanley cups may contain toxic elements.

Stanley had to acknowledge that their mugs contain lead, but they claimed that users would only be at risk if the mugs are damaged. However, this admission led to a decline in popularity for the company, and now they are facing legal action.

All three lawsuits were filed by women who claim that the brand deceived their target audience by not disclosing the presence of lead in their products.

In another suit, filed this time by a woman in Nevada, PMI was taken to task for its attempt to reassure its customers that they wouldn’t be exposed to lead if their mugs weren’t damaged, a statement that per the suit is “likely to mislead reasonable consumers, as it does not warn consumers about the potential for damage to the vacuum seal and does not disclose how much lead is present in each tumbler cup.”

All these lawsuits do bring up one huge outstanding question: beyond all the viral hype, how much tumbler damage does it take for Stanley cup users to be exposed?

Reference- HuffPost, TikTok, Futurism, CNN, Stanley website