Mar 6, 2009 | 2
As politicos bandy about the issue of banning bisphenol A (BPA), the hard-plastic additive that's been linked to a host of health problems, several companies have recently announced that they will banish it from their baby products. Attorneys general from Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware in October asked six major baby bottle makers to stop using the controversial chemical. All of the companies have agreed to comply, according to a statement released yesterday by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.
"This prompt positive response sends a profoundly significant message that baby bottle manufacturers respect the science showing BPA health dangers," Blumenthal said. According to the announcement, Avent, Disney First Years, Dr. Brown, Evenflow, Gerber and Playtex will all stop selling bottles and formula containing the chemical. Retailers, such as Wal-Mart, CVS and Toys 'R Us, announced last year that they would also discontinue selling them.
Dec 5, 2008 | 4
Out shopping for toys for those special kiddies in your life who have been nice (and even naughty)? Be careful: some of those would-be stocking stuffers may be toxic. The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Public Citizen yesterday sued the feds to force them to order stores to remove tot's toys and child care products that contain toxic plastics called phthalates from their shelves pronto.
The watchdog groups charge in the complaint filed in Manhattan Federal Court that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is flouting "the will of Congress'' by allowing retailers to stockpile and continue to sell products from dolls to rubber ducks containing the chemicals after Feb. 10—the date a federally mandated ban on their production and sale is set to take effect—as long as they were manufactured before the deadline.
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