Our friends at The Soft Landing pointed out this week that the folks at Rubbermaid have provided a very helpful list of their BPA Free products along with a photo of every item. Handy! As with many companies, they still stand behind the safety of BPA but are making sure customers have the information they are demanding, in light of recent events.
Alicia pointed out Rubbermaid’s very good explanation of #7 plastics as well:
Recent news coverage has suggested that plastic containers and bottles labeled with the number “7” material identification code on the bottom contain BPA. While all polycarbonate plastics containing BPA are labeled with the number “7” identification code, not all plastics labeled with the number “7” contain BPA. The number “7” code is assigned to the “Other” category, which includes all plastics not otherwise assigned to categories #1-6. The majority of Rubbermaid food and beverage containers are assigned to category number “5”, although some non-BPA containing Rubbermaid products are assigned to category”7” due to their unique combination of plastic types.