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What is the coating on this glass bottle?
The exterior of the PURE Glass Bottle is coated with a safe, impact resistant material. Safe-Shell Technology is a coating applied to PURE Glass Bottles to help prevent breakage and contain broken glass. If the bottle breaks and the cap is on, all glass should be contained within the clear coating. This prevents glass shards and liquid from creating an unsafe ‘mess’ on the floor. The bottle can no longer be used after the glass breaks, as with any glass item.
The Safe-Shell Technology coating is BPA Free, Phthalate Free and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Compliant (CPSIA PL 110-314). CPSIA is designed to allow the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to better regulate the safety of products for sale in the United States. CPSIA contains regulations that are intended to make products safer by requiring manufacturers to show that products do not have harmful levels of banned hazardous substances. Our Safe-Shell Technology coating is CPSIA Compliant.
The coating, bottle and cap have passed the following:
Canada Glazed Ceramics and Glassware Regulations SOR/98-176, SOR/2007-30 and SOR/2009-179
U.S. 21 CFR F.D.A. Regulation Part 177.1520 Clauses (c) (3.1a and 3.1b)
U.S. F.D.A. Regulation 21 CFR Part 177.1210 Clause (c)
The Safe-Shell coating is made and applied on the glass bottles in the USA. The exterior can be incinerated by recycling in the glass recycle bin without the concern of hazardous residues or emissions.
Although the coating offers impact resistance, the glass bottle section can still break. If damage to the glass bottle occurs, the coating will ‘hold’ any large glass pieces so that the bottle can be disposed of safely. Discontinue use immediately if the glass bottle breaks.
Safe-Shell coating does not come into contact with your drink since it is only on the exterior of the bottle (the interior is glass) our coating never touch’s your drink. Our coating is only used for safety containment on the exterior of the glass bottle. However, since we are always concerned about safety, we have made the coating material BPA Free, Phthalate Free and CPSIA Compliant and the bottle and coating has been tested and passed under the various US FDA CFR 21 regulations (listed above).
The PURE Bottle (Glass) is FDA Compliant – Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the GRAS Act, and FDA's regulations in 21 CFR 170.3 and 170.30 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) is the FDA’s highest standard.
What are the tops made of?
The clear flat top/cap is manufactured with Eastman Tritan™, a BPA Free, Phthalate Free material that is completely safe for contact with food. Tritan™ was developed for use in the infant care market and is approved for repeated use in contact food use under Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.
The other tops/caps we sell are manufactured using polypropylene (PP) a BPA Free, Phthalate Free material that is used on thousands of items in the food industry from yogurt cups, drinking straws, various food containers and many others products.
What is the interior of the bottle made of?
The interior is made of Borosilicate Glass. The strongest glass on the market.
How much liquid will the bottles hold?
The PURE Bottle holds 600 ml or 20 ounces of liquid.
The PURE Wave/Explorer Bottle will hold 740 ml or 25 ounces of liquid. The PURE Mini Bottle will hold 350 ml or 12 ounces of liquid.
What should I do if the glass bottle breaks?
Discontinue use of the bottle immediately. The coating will hold all the broken glass within its safety coating, however use caution. The bottle can be disposed of by either taking the bottle to a recycling center or disposing of it in the proper trash receptacle. Under no circumstances should you attempt to remove the safety coating from the broken glass bottle.
Why use glass?
Glass is made from sustainable raw/recycled materials. It offers unparalleled purity and preserves a beverage's taste and flavor and its healthiness. Glass is 100% recyclable. Glass is the only packaging material rated 'Generally Regarded as Safe' (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The first glass vessels used date back well over 3600 years. This long rich history is probably the reason why glass is universally the most popular material to drink from.
Why select glass to drink from over other drinking materials?
Many people have noticed an “after taste” when using stainless steel, aluminum and plastic bottles with acidic juices, water and carbonated drinks.
What are the other benefits of using a PURE Glass bottle?
Because of the wide neck, you can easily clean the bottle. In addition to that, you can also put in ice cubes, lemon wedges or fruit into the PURE glass bottle easily. The PURE glass bottle is also great for fruit smoothies and energy drinks. When cleaning the PURE Glass Bottle you can be sure it’s clean because its 100% transparent.
Are the bottles and tops dishwasher safe?
Dishwashing of the bottles is not recommended. To retain peak performance of your PURE Glass Bottle, you can wash both bottle and top by hand for longer life.
What is the best ways to care for my PURE Glass Bottle?
The PURE Glass Bottle should provide years of problem free use.
However, here are some tips to insure added enjoyment of your bottle:
1 - The bottles and top should only be washed by hand. Use a drop of dish detergent and warm water on the exterior Safe-Shell coating to clean off any ‘fingerprints or dirt’ that may have accumulated on the surface of the coating. Wash the interior as you would with any glass product.
2 – The interior of the glass bottle can be washed with a brush or sponge, wash the interior as you would with any glass product.
3 - This glass product is not to be used in the microwave or freezer. The microwave will cause the coating to melt and bubble, and the freezer will cause the glass to break.
That's it, enjoy your PURE Glass Bottle!
Can I put hot or cold liquids in the bottle?
Yes. In the case of hot liquids, you need to be able to pick-up the bottle with your hand to drink the liquid. Any drink that you would normally put in glass can be put in the PURE Glass Bottle.
What is your Returns & Exchange Policy?
1- If you purchase a PURE Glass Bottle and would like to return it within 30 days of purchase, we will issue you a full refund.
2 - You must pay for all return shipping costs and related shipment tracking fees, which we advise you to use.
3 - All returned bottles must be unused due to the fact that these are personal use items and must come back in its original packaging with all parts attached.
4 - The unused bottle must be in resalable condition.
5 - You must contact us by e-mail with the reason for returning the item and get an authorization number prior to shipping.
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