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BPA Information

BPA (Bisphenol-A) is an ingredient used to make plastics called polycarbonate.  In an effort to address public concern regarding BPA, we are committed to keeping our consumers informed.

Questions & Answers

WHAT IS BISPHENOL-A ("BPA")?

WHY DO YOU SAY "BPA FREE IN FOOD ZONES?"


IS BISPHENOL-A IN ANY OTHER PLASTICS THAT PROCTOR SILEX USES?


WHY DOES PROCTOR SILEX USE COMPONENTS CONTAINING BISPHENOL-A?


WHY DO CERTAIN PRODUCTS CONTAIN THIS LOGO
AND SOME DO NOT?

IF YOU DONT USE POLYCARBONATE PLASTIC IN THE FOOD ZONE, WHAT PLASTIC(S) DO YOU USE? WHAT DOES THE SYMBOL MEAN?

WHY DO SOME PROCTOR SILEX PLASTIC PARTS NOT HAVE RECYCLE SYMBOLS ON THEM?

WHAT IS BISPHENOL-A ("BPA")?
BPA is an ingredient used to make polycarbonate plastic.
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WHY DO YOU SAY "BPA FREE IN FOOD ZONES?"

  • The "Food Zone" is where this appliance processes or prepares your food. This appliance does not use Bisphenol-A (polycarbonate plastic) in any Food Zone.
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IS BISPHENOL-A IN ANY OTHER PLASTICS THAT PROCTOR SILEX USES?

  • BPA is used to make polycarbonate plastic.  The other plastics in our products do not contain Bisphenol-A.
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WHY DO CERTAIN PRODUCTS CONTAIN THIS LOGO AND SOME DO NOT?

  • Proctor Silex wants to inform consumers by identifying its products that do not use Bisphenol-A in Food Zones.
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WHAT DOES THE SYMBOL MEAN?

  • This is a universal recycling symbol.
  • The “7” refers to an “other” or “miscellaneous” category of materials, while numbers “1” through “6” refer to specific materials
  • Polycarbonate plastic is not the only plastic included in the “other” category.
  • The symbol does not indicate the safety of the plastic.
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WHY DO SOME PROCTOR SILEX PLASTIC PARTS NOT HAVE RECYCLE SYMBOLS ON THEM?

  • Primarily because they are intended to be re-used, not recycled.
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