Toys R Us Going BPA Free by End of 2008

By Kristie Turck •  Published 04/22/08 •  1 min read

The toy monster Toys R Us said Monday they’ll be phasing out all baby bottles and feeding products containing Bisphenol-a by the end of the year.  This is nothing short of good news that chain stores are taking this seriously.  From a Washington Post article:

Statement by Toys R Us spokesman Bob Friedland “Toys”R”Us, Inc. is committed to the safety of all its customers and is vigilant about staying current with emerging scientific and other thinking about ingredients in products sold in its stores.  While the FDA has not changed its position on the safety of products made with Bisphenol-A (BPA), in light of growing consumer concerns on this topic, the company has been working with manufacturers to phase out all baby bottles and other baby feeding products containing BPA in its Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us stores nationwide. This process is ongoing and is expected to be completed before the end of 2008.”

Also going BPA Free is Walmart by the beginning of 2009.  We suspect other chains will follow suit in the coming days/weeks.

Source: Washington Post