So many parents are excited about the growing list of BPA-free product choices, but many have begun to question exactly what type of plastic is being used in place of polycarbonate. I share that concern, especially when a newer plastic is used as a substitute.
The most common plastic being used in newly redesigned BPA-free products is Eastman Tritan copolyester because it has the same clear, durable properties as polycarbonate. And while toxicological studies done by the company don’t demonstrate endocrine disruptive potential, I’ll be happy when further independent studies are completed to confirm their results. So in the meantime, I recommend taking a cautious approach when deciding whether to switch your current eating gear stash to those made of Tritan. Just my two cents . . .
Now that you know my take on the situation, you can probably guess that I was curious about what type of plastic is used in the Baby Bullet. The company responded very quickly to my inquiry with a detailed description:
The Baby Bullet food contact plastic (blending cups, storage cups and Batch Bowl) is made of BPA-fee AS (Acrylonitrile Styrene). Other parts of the unit are made from ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) and PP (Polypropylene), and the Batch Tray is made of silicone. Only the motor housing is made of PC (Polycarbonate) which is not a food contact item). All materials above are BPA-free except but the PC (Polycarbonate) Motor Housing.
So far, AS (along with SAN as used in Brita Water Pitchers), ABS, PP and silicone have a good track record of non-leaching stability.
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