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Not quite a recall, but something serious to consider since we all use bottles and/or sippy cups every day!

"(BOULDER, CO) The authors of BABY BARGAINS, the country’s best-selling guide to baby products (700,000 copies in print), today called for parents to stop using baby bottles and sippy cups made of polycarbonate plastic."

Polycarbonate bottles are made from a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA). In an article in a peer-reviewed medical journal last week, a group of 38 scientists said BPA caused a significant health risk.

Also last week, a federal panel convened by the National Institutes of Health said there is “some concern” the chemical could cause behavioral and neurological problems in young children.

Specifically, parents should stop using Avent’s Natural Feeding Bottle and Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow (or any bottle made of polycarbonate plastic)---these products were previously recommended by BABY BARGAINS.

“All baby bottles and sippy cups made of polycarbonate plastic should be avoided,” said author and consumer advocate Denise Fields. “If you are shopping for bottles, chose an alternative made from BPA-free plastic or glass. If you have polycarbonate bottles, throw them out.”

full article with more info
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stellardreams81 From: stellardreams81 Date: August 15th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know if it's just a problem with my computer or with your link, but I can't get to the full article.
powerpuffer From: powerpuffer Date: August 15th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
ditto this
thatkaringirl From: thatkaringirl Date: August 15th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
The link is now fixed.
thatkaringirl From: thatkaringirl Date: August 15th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
sorry, it's fixed now.
cmarie14 From: cmarie14 Date: August 16th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I saw that earlier - how scary. I keep seeing articles about the dangers of all these different plastics. Makes me want to go back to the old toys, the old dishes, the old diapers (oh, wait, I have!), everything!

I have some of those Avent bottles and now I'm not sure what to do with them...should I get something different for baby #2 when s/he (eventually) comes along? Hmmm
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