I just received a refurbished 5200 directly from Vita-mix today.
When making the decision between brand new and refurbished, I asked if the refurbished container would be the BPA-free one (I honestly don't know if BPA at normal temperatures is an issue or not but better safe than sorry).
The answer I received was "Yes" and that the refurbished machines were ones that individuals purchased and returned within the 30 day trial window.
I was just looking at some of the literature that came in the box and there's something about a "New and Improved Container Lid" (latching w/ flap) and that the old flapless lid is "not compatible with your new 64oz container".
This makes me wonder what kind of container I received.
Mine has the rubberized handle (looks like the 5000 container has a bare handle). Doesn't say anything about Tritan, Eastman, or BPA. The recycle symbol at the bottom of the container reads "other" (guess that's #7).
Anyone received a new 5200 recently w/ the flapped latching lid? And does your container have any reference to BPA or any other identifying markings?