San Diego child injury attorneys, we are happy to share that California has passed the Toxin-Free Infants
and Toddlers Act, which protects children from bottles and sippy cups
containing the chemical Bisphenol-A.
As we mentioned in a blog post last month, BPA, which is used in many shatterproof
plastic baby bottles and other children’s products, has been shown
to seep out of containers and into food and drink. As many parents are
aware, exposure to BPA has been linked to a wide variety of health problems,
including early puberty, breast and prostate cancer, infertility, obesity
and neurological and behavioral changes, including autism and hyperactivity.
The law will prohibit manufacture, sale, or distribution of bottles or
cups designed for children three years old and younger that contain BPA
at a level above 0.1 parts per billion. The law also requires manufacturers
to use the least toxic alternative when replacing BPA. It takes effect
July 1, 2013.
If your child or someone you love has been seriously injured by a dangerous
or defective product, don’t hesitate to
contact a San Diego product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.