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RECALL: Playtex Recalls Pacifier Holder Clips Due to Choking Hazard

Playtex is recalling 1.4 million pacifier holders because of concern that a small child could choke if a part of the clip were to break off.  Message to consumers: Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. Recall date: JANUARY 22, 2014 Recall number: 14-084 Recall Summary Name of product: Playtex pacifier holder clips Hazard: The pacifier holder clips […]

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Bottle maker Adiri calls it quits

Blaming the economy, bottle maker Adiri closed up shop today. This notice was posted on their home page and sent to retailers: We at Adiri would like to thank our loyal customers, retailers and partners for all the support you have provided Adiri and its products over the years. Unfortunately, due to the financial pressures […]

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Busted: SIGG water bottles come clean on BPA claims

Our friends at the Z Recommends blog have a fascinating post today about metal-water bottle maker SIGG, which recently announced their bottles are BPA-free.  Funny story—this same company denied their bottles contained BPA during the great BPA ruckus a few years ago. Now that they've come up with a new BPA-free lining, they've admitted that, […]

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Bottle makers give up on BPA

The six largest bottle makers in the U.S. announced last week they are giving up on Bisphenol-A (BPA), the chemical formerly used in polycarbonate bottles. As reported in the Washington Post last Friday, the bottle makers were reacting to a request from the attorney general of Connecticut to voluntarily stop selling bottles with the chemical. We've […]

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Tip of the hat: BRU's bottle exchange program

We’ve been beating up Babies R Us for the last few weeks over the Jardine recall, so let’s take a second to applaud the chain when they do something right: reader Elizabeth F. writes in today with word of a free (and unadvertised) bottle exchange program at BRU. As you remember, BRU (along with other […]

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JPMA to Canada: Dazed and Confused?

They were like zebras! They had us confused! In our continuing coverage of the baby bottle/BPA controversy, the latest salvo comes from the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) which issued a statement about Canada’s proposed ban on polycarbonate baby bottles (see full statement below). The JPMA is now in the Confused stage of grief, mourning […]

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Toxic baby bottles: What's next?

As you’ve probably heard, polycarbonate baby bottles have officially jumped the shark. The media is buzzing with the latest news: a federal report will declare bottles that contain BPA dangerous for infants and small children. Readers of this blog (and our books) already know about BPA and baby bottles, as we withdrew our recommendation of these […]

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How to find BPA-free baby bottles and other products

We must give a shout-out to fellow bloggers at Z Recommends for their excellent research on which baby bottles (and other products) contain BPA. The blog has just updated their BPA guide with a third edition, adding pacifiers, breast pumps and more. The blog has info on 42 companies and their BPA-free options. Check it […]

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Dr. Brown's make it official: glass bottle out in December

As we have reported earlier, Dr. Brown’s is debuting a glass bottle amid the controversy swirling around polycarbonate bottles and BPA. Today we get the official word: the glass Dr. Brown’s bottle will be released next month. It will be available in two sizes: 3.5 oz and 7oz. Two-packs will retail for $13. Also new: […]

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Evenflo waffles on polycarbonate bottles

After our report last week that Evenflo was dropping polycarbonate bottles, we got an email today from a PR person who told us, hold the phone, this isn’t true. Apparently, the Evenflo marketing rep we met in Vegas who told us the company was going to stop making polycarbonate baby bottles in 2008 was . […]

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