Are scratched pans safe?

For almost a decade now, name brand Teflon pans no longer contain the carcinogen Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). So a lot of advice online is that it is safe to continue using them especially if scratches are minimal. 

The question for consumers, particularly in Asia, is: do you know where your pan comes from? Has it been manufactured somewhere that doesn't have strong safety controls?

If you don't know the origin of your non-stick pan and can't confirm it was manufactured subject to good safety regulations, it's probably best to stop using it once it is scratched.