China drafts rules banning BPA use in baby bottles from 1 June

21 April 2011 05:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Ministry of Health has drafted regulation banning the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in the manufacture of baby bottles, according to an official statement on Thursday.

The ministry published a draft of the ban, which prohibits the manufacture and import of infant baby bottles containing BPA with effect from 1 June this year, the ministry said.

In addition, China will prohibit the sale of such baby bottles from 1 September, the statement added.

The EU put in force a ban on the production of baby bottles containing BPA on 1 March 2011, while an import ban on BPA-based baby bottles will go into effect on 1 June 2011.

Canada has listed the chemical as a toxic substance and has banned the use of BPA in baby bottles since October 2008.

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