Thinkster Replacement Straws (3 per pack)Free of - Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, nitrosamines, lead, PVC, PET, and biologically harmful chemicals.No Spill Extra soft, medical grade siliconeDishwasher Safe (top rack recommended).
The straws are made from medical grade silicone. Do you conduct animal testing? We do not conduct animal testing on any of our products. All of our testing is either chemical testing or biological testing (on cells). We utilize third-party globally certified laboratories to conduct our testing.
Thinkbaby Thinksters are dishwasher safe (Top Rack recommended). We also recommend making sure that the dishwasher is not set to a super hot setting or dry setting, as this will reduce the longevity of the straw. When washing in the dishwasher, we recommend using a detergent that is free of chlorine. Most of the natural detergents on the market from Eco Lever to Seventh Generation should be free of toxic chemicals. If hand-washing, the American Pediatrics Association suggests using warm soapy water, but only if you live in an area with treated water systems. Before first use, we recommend sterilizing the straws in boiling water for 2 to 5 minutes before first use. We do not recommend utilizing sterilizers, as we cannot guaranty that the ones on the market were made with safe materials.
Why a straw bottle? When we introduced the Thinkbaby over 8 years ago 95% of the baby bottles on the market were made of polycarbonate which contains BPA. Initially, we attempted to convince the major companies to move off of polycarbonate, but after being unsuccessful we launched Thinkbaby and Thinksport to address the concern of chemicals leaching from consumer products. We started with the baby bottle because polycarbonate was ubiquitous across the industry. As little one's systems are still in a state of development they have very little defense against foreign chemicals. While many companies have emerged to offer BPA Free baby bottles, many bottles not only still contain BPA despite saying BPA Free (see Health Canada study), but many companies have also landed on untested materials just because the material claims to be free of BPA. Thinkbaby utilizes the precautionary principle in the creation of all of our products. We don't jump to new materials without doing the requisite testing to ensure that we haven't landed on another BPA-like material. When we target a product segment that concerns us, we ask the question, "How can we make the product line safe, functional, sustainable?" Thinkbaby and Thinksport's focus has led us to be the first company to span safe consumer products ranging from baby to adults. How is the Thinkbaby straw bottle different? Most of the sippy cups and straw bottles on the market have hard plastic spouts or rubber spouts. We built the Thinkbaby straw bottle with soft silicone straw. This makes it perfect for the advancement to the next stage in feeding. The straw features a cross cut design so they do not spill when held upside down, which obviously happensÑquite often. The top of the bottle features an easy to close cover to keep it from coming into contact with foreign substances. The Sippy Cup and Thinkster have won numerous awards. There are also quite a few youtube postings from parents delighted with them. The Thinkster is made from No. 5 plastic and therefore can be recycled after use. You may also notice that we do not use clear plastic windows with our products. We have found that these windows are made from PET or PVC. It doesn't make sense to take a safe bottle and put it up against something that can off gas onto the product.
Since our company's inception, we have been focused on being socially responsible. For us this means three things:
Create safe products
Have the least impact possible on the environment in the creation, packaging, usage, and disposal of product possible.
Connect to non-profit organizations engaged in activities that help the world become a safer, healthier place
Since 2007, we have provided products for various fundraisers for diabetes, child abuse, autism, and cancer organizations, and have provided direct aid to catastrophes such as the Texas fires and Haiti. In addition, we have been proud donors to Texas4000, Healthy Child Healthy World, Environmental Working Group, and St. Jude.
Our program evolved, and through a little bit of "thinking," Thinksocial was created. We came up with Thinksocial as a way to empower consumers to choose which non-profits they feel most connected to and want to monetarily support. We call it the democratization of social responsibility.
Returns We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you wish to return a purchase made on GOthinkbaby.com, please contact us at info@GOthinkbaby.com. To qualify for a refund, products must be new and unused. Products must be returned within 30 days of delivery date and proof of purchase or receipt is required (Only purchases made on GOthinkbaby.com may be returned. If purchased somewhere else, please contact the original retailer for their return policy). Once the return is received, a refund will be issued, minus shipping charges and a 20% restocking fee. For instructions on returning your purchase and obtaining a Return Authorization number, please email info@GOthinkbaby.com. Returns that do not accompany a Return Authorization number will not be processed. However, please note that all sales of thinkbaby and thinksport sunscreen and body care (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bubble bath) are final.
Warranty We will gladly replace parts or products that are defective due to defects in manufacturing and/or workmanship. Please email info@GOthinkbaby.com for instructions and to obtain a Replacement Authorization number. Replacement requests must be made within 14 days of delivery date and a receipt or proof of purchase is required to process the request. We cannot accept returns or requests for replacement part(s) without a Replacement Authorization number. Fulfillment mistakes that result in the shipment of incorrect product will gladly be corrected. Please email info@GOthinkbaby.com within 14 days of receiving product. We will provide return instructions with the Replacement Authorization number. Returns that are not sent to the address provided will not be processed. We cannot accept C.O.D.'s. The customer is responsible for shipping returns and we recommend that packages are insured, as we cannot process returns that are lost, stolen, or damaged during shipping. The returned merchandise will be assessed and if it is determined that there is a manufacturer’s defect, a replacement will be issued. If the returned item(s) do not contain a manufacturer’s flaw, a replacement will not be issued. Refunds/credits are not issued under any circumstance as containers designed for human consumption are non-returnable for hygienic reasons. Defective item(s) will be replaced and if the original part is not available or out of stock, the part(s) will be sent as soon as it/they become available or similar part(s) will be sent in substitution. There is no charge for replacement part(s). There is no charge to ship replacement part(s) to addresses within the United States. If you have any questions, please contact us at: info@GOthinkbaby.com.