As Rob mentioned a couple of weeks ago, local baby store HipBaby was quick to respond to the pending announcement from Health Canada that BPA will be banned in baby products. They are now a BPA free store. Kudos to them!
Quite different is the response over at TJ’s (4th & MacDonald, among a few other locations). They actually put all their Avent stuff on sale, and make it abundantly clear that all sales are final. Many of these products contain BPA. I might be too cynical, but to me it looks like they are trying to lure the uninformed into buying their stock. Not the right way to respond to a possible BPA ban if you ask me.[UPDATE: I left a message with TJ’s and they responded that all Avent products containing BPA have been de-activated for sale on the website and will be removed off the site shortly. Thank goodness for that.]
And then there is London Drugs. Like HipBaby, they too removed all baby products containing BPA. What’s more, after reading about it over at Buzz Bishop‘s blog (who now has a whole slew of posts on the issue), we followed his advice and returned all our Avent bottles to London Drugs for a $60 credit. No questions asked. Now that is a classy way to respond to this issue.
Last modified: April 29, 2008