June 19th, 2015
Additionally, when TINA.org purchased the products included in the LunchBlox kit separately (the company offers several different types of kits that include the ice packs and a variety of containers) we noticed they have a label that states: “Made in the USA of Global Components.”
So, is it made in the USA or not? Here’s what Rubbermaid stated in response to a consumer question on its site:
The LunchBlox containers are made in the U.S.A. of global components. Most Rubbermaid products are manufactured in the USA. The raw materials for making plastic are sourced from many places all over the world. Plastic resin is a petroleum based product. Since the raw materials used to make the plastic in our products are globally sourced, we are required to note this on the packaging.
Confused? Perhaps it will all come out in the wash.
Products advertised as made in the USA may not actually meet federal guidelines for use of the label. Find more of TINA.org’s made in the USA coverage here.