All About Silicone

What is Silicone?

To throw a bit of science at you, silicone is an inert, rubber-like material, that is safe, durable and flexible. Silicone is created from oxygen and bonded silicon, a very common natural element found in sand and rock. Bumkins only uses 100% food grade silicone in our products, without any fillers. Our products are always tested by third-party labs and meet or exceed all US safety standards as established in the CPSIA and FDA.







Why We Love Silicone

It’s clean. Silicone has a natural resistance to bacteria, mold, and fungus.

It’s durable. It lasts! It can withstand both hot and cold temperatures. It is also resistant to age, sunlight, and moisture. Plus, the colors never fade!

Easy to clean. You can hand wash it, throw it in the dishwasher, or even boil it.

Safe in appliances. Warm it, freeze it, bake it. It's microwave safe and oven safe up to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Safety First

At Bumkins, we care about your little one's safety. We do the work to ensure all of our products meet safety standards set by the CPSIA. Our silicone meets or exceeds safety standards, including our colorings. Silicone does not contain any petroleum-based plastics or toxic chemicals such as those found in plastics such as BPA, Lead, and Phthalates. It is also non-toxic to animals and marine life.

US Safety Standards

  • U.S. CPSIA, Section 101 for Total Lead Content | PASS
  • Bisphenol-A (BPA), Bisphenol-S (BPS) and Bisphenol-F (BPF) detection | PASS
  • U.S. CPSIA, Section 108, Phthalate Content | PASS
  • FDA 21 CFR 177.2600, Rubber resin safety in use with food contact | PASS
  • 16 CFR 1500.44 – Flammability in Toys | PASS
  • 16 CFR 1501 – Small Parts
  • 16 CFR 1500.48+.49 – Sharp Points/Edges

Platinum Curing Agent

Before being molded into our fun shapes, silicone starts out as a soft, pliable material. In order for silicone to maintain it's shape, it requires a curing agent. Currently, there are two types of curing agents - consider them your "good" and "best" options. At Bumkins, all of our silicone uses a platinum curing agent, which is the best option for silicone. Using platinum amplifies silicone's already great qualities, plus it generates no by-products when our products are created!

Benefits of Platinum Curing Agents vs Peroxide Agent

  • Increased durability
  • Better resistance to staining, odors, and bacteria
  • More stick resistance, so foods wash off easily
  • Less likely for dust and dirt to stick
  • Considered cleaner and purer than peroxide; primarily used in silicone medical devices