In a move clearly designed to exploit the misguided media confusion over the baby industry's most successful puberty hastening plastic compound, a publicity-craving, yuppie boutique in Bentonville, Arkansas has grandly announced that it will stop carrying baby products with BPA by "early next year" in its US location, and "immediately" in its Canadian store.
The boutique, Wal-Mart, apparently did not read the JPMA's carefully crafted reassurance on the website, babybottle.org, which states that according to the scientific data, BPA is irrefutably safe. [Actually, the quote is, "There is irrefutable data available on the safety of bisphenol A." Exactly, just what I said. Right?]
No, instead these confused, science-hating Arkansan yuppies were led astray by governmental declarations that BPA is toxic and that it poses a health risk to infants. And then they throw out bogus excuses about "customer demand" and how BPA-free gear sales have been increasing fivefold the last few months.
Fortunately, Americans [note: yes, includes Canadians] will see right through this stunt; and Wal-Mart will soon return to its well-deserved irrelevance and obscurity.