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Lock n Lock and BPA-Free?

Started 1267627854 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1269293509.267 by DeltaOne
I love LnL and pretty much that is all I use anymore for storage, however, I was reading online that these products are not BPA-Free.
I can't find information anywhere regarding this......would any of you know or be able to direct me to where I could find out.
Thanks.

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only shops­ online12676290215455 PostsRegistered 10/17/2006
I've read the same thing but have never verified it. I did just check, and here is their website: us.locknlock.com. You could always contact them directly.
ETA: I just sent them an email. I'll post the reply that I receive.
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Edited by only shops online at 03/03/2010 6:13 AM PST

Last edited on 3/3/2010

Chef Bee1267632765160 PostsRegistered 3/6/2008
Thanks for your reply......I tried to get on their site earlier but it took so long it finally logged off.
Please let us know......If I can get back on there I will send an email also.
BTW, the site I read about LnL not being BPA-free was a consumer site that rated lots of plastic storage containers......tupperware, LnL, rubbermaid...etc.

Idacat12676345364706 PostsRegistered 7/26/2005Idaho !!!!
Lock & Lock used to make a few containers that were the clear, hard polycarbonate containers which are the type of plastic you need to worry about containing BPA's. All plastics are numbered, polycarbonate is #7; it is the only class of plastics containing polycarbonate. I have not see the polycarbonate L&L for some time and suppose they have dropped that line.
If your plasticware has a number on the bottom other than 7 it does not contain BPA.
Since L&L did at one time produce polycarbonate containers I suspect the "consumer site" you looked at might have been out of date.
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MalteseMom­ma12676364807296 PostsRegistered 8/15/2006Formally Corgimom
I'd like to know too.I'm also wondering about the silicone products.

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Idacat12676379654706 PostsRegistered 7/26/2005Idaho !!!!
> I'd like to know too.I'm also wondering about the
> silicone products.
Read my post.
And BPA's have never been a problem with silicone which is so inert it is used for implantable medicial devices.
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hymnsinger12680339381 PostsRegistered 3/8/2010
For the most part Lock & Lock is made of polypropylene. Polypropylene is by definition BPA free. I understand there are some older pieces that were not made of polypropylene, so you might want to confirm that the piece you want to buy is polypropylene. If you google polypropylene you can read all about it.
Several blogs discussing BPA recommend Lock & Lock as a safe food storage container.

rosehill12680572753180 PostsRegistered 10/30/2007
Thank you for discussing this. I was thinking about ordering some.
The one thing that bothers me about their presentations, is- they always say that you can microwave in them, and from everything that I read- you never, never, should microwave food in plastic.

dreamsint112680578227 PostsRegistered 1/28/2010
Regardless of whether this stuff is BPA free or not, Lock N Lock is MADE IN CHINA, and I refuse to buy it. I prefer to buy USA made products.

FATCATinCT1268250931.6072515 PostsRegistered 11/18/2006

i just read the other day the recycle numbers 3, 6 and 7 are the ones to watch for.

disdatmac1269183881.3332534 PostsRegistered 12/6/2006New England USA

I found a great article today on which plastics are BPA free

http://frommomtomom.blogspot.com/2009/10/bpa-free-rubbermaid-picture-list-and.html

:) debbie T

Abrowneyeg­irl1269197790.05773 PostsRegistered 12/7/2009PA

Current recommendations:

Do not cook, or reheat in plastics.

Only for dry or cold storage.

Wishing you health and happiness.

disdatmac1269200274.8572534 PostsRegistered 12/6/2006New England USA
On 3/21/2010 Abrowneyegirl said:

Current recommendations:

Do not cook, or reheat in plastics.

Only for dry or cold storage.

I also read recently that even scratches in plastic can leech out chemicals. Don't know how true it is

:) debbie T

DeltaOne1269293509.2672143 PostsRegistered 12/19/2006

I like to buy USA made products, too.  What storage containers are made in the USA?

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