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Medela Responds to New York Times Article

By Kristie Turck •  Published 02/14/08 •  2 min read

Last updated on August 19th, 2022 at 11:05 pm

I wrote the other day about an article in the New York Times that was addressing some findings a group called The Center for Environmental Health revealed about lead in baby products. I got an email from a representative of Medela on the article so I thought I’d share what she had to say:

Hello Kathy,

I saw your post today on the New York Times article that raised questions about Medela’s cooler carrier liners. We wanted to assure you that Medela is first and foremost concerned with the health and safety of mothers and babies and will continue to investigate claims sent by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH). Test results cited in the NY Times article were not provided to Medela, so Medela is unsure as to what results relate to our cooler bag liner. We have tested the cooler carrier liners for lead and the results were far below US (CPSC) and European (EN-71) standards for infant products. We believe our products are safe.

We are advising moms who are concerned or uncomfortable using this cooler carrier, to return it to Medela. We will exchange it for an alternative cooler carrier as soon as one becomes available.

Katherine Sands
The Reynolds Communications Group

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