The American Chemical Council has requested that the Food and Drug Administration formally ban BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups, according to recent news sources.
In a letter to the FDA, the group noted that Canada, Malaysia, China, the European Union, and ten U.S. states have recently banned BPA, or Bisphenol-A, in the use of both baby bottles and sippy cups.
The FDA has said that there is concern about the effects of BPA on the brain, prostate glands, and behavior in fetuses and young infants. Studies are currently being conducted to further evaluate BPA risks.
As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, child and consumer safety is the number one priority at our law firm. I hope that the FDA will take action to ensure that children’s products are free from contamination. I know that even with all of the rules and regulations imposed on product manufacturers, things can still go wrong and sometimes companies even put profit before safety. If you or a loved one has been affected by an unsafe consumer product please do not hesitate to call a product defect lawyer right away. The longer you wait the more chance you have of losing evidence for your potential product liability case.