Bisphenol (BPA) Announcement from Health Canada
Retailer Response to Health Canada's BPA Notice.
In advance of the Health Canada announcement on BPA (Bisphenol-A) a number of retailers are pulling products off their shelves that contain the chemical.
Here is a list of retailers that have either pulled the BPA containing products from their shelves or are about to:
- Sear's Canada
- Toys R Us
- Home Depot Canada
- Wal-Mart Canada
- Canadian Tire
- Hudson's Bay Co.
- Forzani Group
- Mountain Equipment Co-op MEC
- London Drugs
- Rexall Pharmacies
Nalgene Water Bottles and BPA (Bisphenol-A)
The Nalgene Outdoor Products Company has announced that they will stop manufacturing the popular Nalgene water bottles over the next several months as a result of the recent announcement by Health Canada.
People have started to replace their Nalgene bottles with stainless steel ones. Klean Kanteen has 18 oz., 27 oz., and 40 oz., bottles that are similar in style and ThinkSport offers an insulated 25 ounce stainless steel version as well.
Grocery Store Distributors Also Stop Sales of Polycarbonate Baby Bottles
The CCGD (Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors) has decided to stop selling all polycarbonate baby bottles. Polycarbonate is the plastic that contains BPA and is at the source of the recent concern regarding chemical leaching.
The organization includes such major grocery chains as:
- Thrifty Foods
What options are available
At PlasticFreeBottles.com we carry a number of products in stainless steel from different suppliers. All products are free of Bisphenol-A and where plastic is used it is the #5 BPA-Free kind.