Statement on Bisphenol A (BPA) Free Bottles and Accessories
How to keep your bottle fed baby safe with NUK.
Dear Concerned Mother and Father

The subject of BPA has become a very emotional one and rightly so as it affects our beloved children.

As the Managing Director of Artemis Natural Products (Pty) Ltd (importers of NUK), I would like to announce that NUK has made a decision for all Bottles and Accessories to be BPA free. This decision was made due to the fact that we cannot be too cautious with products that affect our children.

NUK South Africa has had two BPA free options available on the market for many years. We introduced our Rose and Blue, First Choice bottles, in June 2008 and have had our glass bottles available for the last 40 years.

Recently our whole bottle range, including the Winnie the Pooh, Limited Edition Soccer, neutral design and standard neck range are all available BPA free. Naturally all bottle accessories such as, screw rings, discs, dust caps and teats, are all BPA free too.

NUK will endeavour to offer our customers the widest possible range with the latest technology, of BPA free orthodontically correct, products in the future.

Should you be currently using Polycarbonate (PC 7) NUK bottle there is absolutely no need to panic. You can confidently continue to use them as NUK bottles, all manufactured in Germany under strict EU guidelines using medical grade PC, are perfectly safe if used according to normal operating procedures. NUK bottles are 5 times below EU BPA standards according to regularly performed tests by independent test laboratories in Germany. You should however avoid a couple of simple procedures when using bottles made of PC. Don’t heat the babies feed in a microwave as a microwave heats in an uneven manner. Excessive heat increases migration into the feed by as much as 55 times according to some literature.

You should also avoid scouring the inside surface when cleaning. By this I mean scratching the inners surface, by stirring with a metal spoon or using the rough side of a sponge or pot scourer. This renews the inner surface which in turn may increase the migration of BPA.

My advice to you, if you are using a PC NUK bottle, is to follow the above procedures and you will be perfectly fine.

There are some far eastern countries where no BPA limits exist in baby bottles, these bottles should be replaced with immediate effect, in my opinion.
You may also want to Google BPA to learn more and help reduce the demand on BPA in many other products where it is used extensively to protect the rest of your family. If we don’t all do something now, then soon it could rise to dangerous levels in our drinking water.

You can be assured that NUK is a high quality brand, available for over 50 years and known and trusted in more than 90 countries worldwide. All products comply with German, British, American and other international quality standards. It may also comfort you to know that NUK has 92% market share in Germany, and is the brand of choice of 82% of South African orthodontists. The closest competitor was recommended by only 8%.

Yours truly,
William Wertheim Aymes
Managing Director

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