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    Wal-Mart, Playtex to remove baby bottles containing BPA from store shelves

    Wal-Mart and Playtex announce they are removing baby bottles containing bisphenol A (BPA) from store shelves.

    Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer announced that it is immediately removing baby bottles and other products made with bisphenol A (BPA) from its Canadian stores presently, and baby bottles containing BPA from its U.S. stores next year, while Nalgene announced plans to phase out all BPA bottles. This follows new warnings by the U.S. and Canadian government that BPA, a chemical used to manufacture polycarbonate plastic products, is linked to cancer. A coalition petition drive has been launched to ban BPA from all baby bottles.

    In a separate, but related, development Playtex Infant Care, a division of Energizer Personal Care, announced it will distribute one million free samples of Playtex Drop-Ins Original Nurser Systems, which are free of bisphenol A. Playtex currently offers over 80 SKUs of feeding and soothing products that are BPA-free. It also announced that the balance of the product line will be converted to BPA-free material by year end.

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    Sandra Levy
    Sandra Levy is Managing Editor-Projects. She covers self care, chains and business, home care, over-the-counter medicines and Rx-to-OTC ...