16 April 2008 22:23 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Retail giant Wal-Mart’s Canadian subsidiaries will remove all products containing bisphenol A (BPA) from their shelves due to health concerns surrounding the chemical, the company said on Wednesday.
The move will affect Wal-Mart’s 280 Zellers stores and the 94 stores in its Hudson Bay Company department store chain. ?xml:namespace>
“We take product safety issues very seriously,” Johnson said in a statement. “We are taking immediate action to remove the product and offer only BPA-free baby products in our stores.”
BPA is contained in polycarbonate, a hard plastic used for food and beverage containers among many other things. Regulators in the US and Canada have recently renewed demands for more scrutiny on the health effects of the chemical, which mimics the hormone estrogen and has been linked to cancer, diabetes and reproductive defects in some studies.
The Forzani Group, the largest sporting goods retailer in
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