The number 7 that many people have referred to does NOT indicate whether an item contains BPA. It is a globally used labeling scheme that tells people the type of plastic and how/if it can be recycled. The number 7 is used for all polycarbonates including those that contain BPA as well as those that DO NOT CONTAIN BPA. It also covers a number of other plastics that are not polycarbonate. So, simply looking for recycling code 7 will not determine whether it contains BPA. To help parents, Philips AVENT will be introducing clearer labeling on its baby feeding bottles.
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