Playtex to stop using BPA by end of 2008
Good news today on the BPA/bottle front. Playtex, maker of infant and toddler feeding products, has announced that it will stop using the chemical bisphenol A, also known as BPA, in its line by the end of the year. The manufacturer also plans to give away 1 million samples of it Drop-Ins Original nurser systems, which are BPA free.
Right now, only a few of its current products are made with BPA. Some of those BPA-free products include all of its bottle nipples and pacifiers, Drop-Ins liners and Sipster, Insulator, Coolster and Quick Straw cups.
The news comes amid announcements from two large retailers that they plan to phase out BPA products from their stores shelves. Both Babies “R” Us and Walmart have announced that they will pull baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, food containers and waters bottles by the year's end.