TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - In response to growing consumer demand for
Bisphenol-A (BPA) free baby products, Hudson's Bay Company (Hbc) has secured
large quantities of BPA free baby bottles, nipples, bottle inserts and
drinking cups for its Bay and Zellers locations across Canada.
Starting immediately, Evenflow and Dr. Brown's glass bottles in various
sizes are available at Zellers, with the Bay to follow suit as of April 1st.
The stores will continue to introduce additional BPA free products geared
towards children including plastic bottles, bottle inserts, liners and sippy
cups starting in April.
Bisphenol-A is a chemical commonly found in plastic products ranging from
CDs to auto parts and computers. Health Canada is currently assessing the
impact of BPA on human health and has suggested it will announce the results
of its study in Spring 2008.
"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 is Canada's largest diversified general merchandise retailer,
operating in department store (the Bay), mass merchandise (Zellers), specialty
(Home Outfitters and Designer Depot) and discount (Fields) formats. With more
than 580 retail locations and nearly 70,000 associates located in every
province in Canada, Hbc provides Canadians with stylish, quality merchandise
at great value, through retail banners focused on exceptional customer
service. Hbc is a Canadian retail leader in corporate social responsibility,
and the fifth annual Hbc CSR report can be found at www.hbc.com.
For further information:
For further information: Katherine Raso, Hbc Public Relations, (416)