Did you find anything out about these two companies? I, tend to trust the Europeans more on these things too! And I have a Westbend that I've been hesitant to use since reading this thread. Like there aren't enough other things to make decisions about.
For real. It's not enough that my kids have allergies and I have to watch everything they eat but now I have to worry about lead being in everything. UGH!! I even heard that The Children's Place recalled some pj's because they had lead in them.