BPA Class Action Settlement Reached Over Avent Baby Bottles, Cups
Phillips Electronics Corporation of America has reached a settlement agreement in a Bisphenol-A (BPA) class action lawsuit over Avent brand baby bottles and sippy cups.
The BPA settlement was announced earlier this month, although the exact amount of any payment has not been disclosed. Some of the terms have been released and include an agreement by Phillips to give a voucher or refund to anyone who bought an Avent baby bottle or sippy cup.
Plaintiff attorneys are calling the settlement a “landmark” moment in BPA litigation, as it is the first time a company has settled over allegations that they failed to warn consumers of the health risks of associated with the chemical.
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BPA is used to make many plastic products hard and shatterproof. Originally developed as a form of synthetic estrogen, it is used in the manufacture of many consumer products, such as bottles, cups, can liners, baby products and other food containers.
Exposure to BPA is suspected of causing hormonal changes by impacting the human endocrine system. It has also been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Some prior research has also suggested that BPA side effects can cause developmental abnormalities and other problems over time in infants and young children.
Last year, the FDA recommended that parents take “reasonable steps” to reduce infant exposure to BPA. The federal regulatory agency is currently conducting a re-evaluation of the safety of BPA, after previously indicating that exposure to the levels used in consumer products is safe. The new review was initiated in June 2009 after the FDA received substantial criticism from outside groups, politicians and its own scientists.
Many retailers, such as Wal-Mart and Toys “R” Us, have already voluntarily decided to stop selling certain baby products that contain BPA, and several states have moved to ban the use of BPA in infant products.
rebeccaJune 7, 2017 at 3:57 pm
these ppl need to pay my son had wilm's tumour of the kidney at 2 it was for sure these bottles and sterilizer that i used to feed my child. asked to have the tumour tested for bpa and they tell me it would not found in the sample anylonger which i also dont beleive they should have tested it anyways when i asked. no one is held accountable anymore its b.s. i also know of another familiy hows chil[Show More]these ppl need to pay my son had wilm's tumour of the kidney at 2 it was for sure these bottles and sterilizer that i used to feed my child. asked to have the tumour tested for bpa and they tell me it would not found in the sample anylonger which i also dont beleive they should have tested it anyways when i asked. no one is held accountable anymore its b.s. i also know of another familiy hows child had wilms twice and she also used the bottles and sterilizer. how many kids died of wilms in those years!! we need a study done some answers some accountability for making our kids so sick and some that didnt make it. grrr
ShawnDecember 31, 2014 at 10:54 pm
I'd like to know what became of this class action lawsuit and if its still open for people who used these BPA bottles with their infants? I kept my daughter's baby bottles that I've had since 2006. She is on the Autism spectrum and I blame BPA for being a factor in that.
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