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Hudson’s Bay Company jumps on BPA bandwagon

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) -- the company behind the Bay and Zellers department stores in Canada -- has announced t...

March 31, 2008   Canadian Plastics

Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) — the company behind the Bay and Zellers department stores in Canada — has announced that it has secured large quantities of bisphenol A (BPA) free baby bottles, nipples, bottle inserts and drinking cups. BPA is a chemical often used in the production of polycarbonate products.

The company said the move was in response to the growing consumer demand for BPA-free baby products, noting that the products would be sold in Bay and Zellers locations across Canada.

“Canadian parents who are following the current debate on the potential health impacts of products with BPA have expressed their desire for alternatives for their kids,” said Kevin Meloche, GMM, Children’s Products, HBC.

The company said Evenflow and Dr. Brown’s glass bottles would be available at Zellers stores immediately, and the Bay would follow suit on April 1.

HBC also noted that it would continue to introduce additional BPA free products starting in April.
Unlike some other Canadian retailers, HBC did not place an outright ban on products with BPA in them. Over the last few months, two sporting goods retailers announced that they would remove polycarbonate bottles from their shelves because of BPA fears.


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