A company called GSI Outdoors is recalling about 6,700 kids’ insulated water bottles sold exclusively at L.L. Bean stores. Why? Because children shouldn’t be handling toxic lead. [More]
Brita Recalls Hello Kitty, SpongeBob, Dora, Ninja Turtles Water Bottles Because Kids Don’t Like Lacerated Lips
Taking a drink of water should be a pain-free experience – I mean it’s just water, right? That might not be the case when it comes to a set of Brita’s children-friendly water bottles that have the potential to create a painful situation by cutting drinkers. [More]
Mike really likes his Camelbak water bottle. He carried it everywhere, and then dropped it and it broke. He was briefly sad, then purchased a replacement. He sent in a warranty claim by e-mail, though, just to see what would happen. What happened was that the company sent him a new replacement lid. Yay! [More]
Discarded plastic bottles account for around 30% of trash at the Grand Canyon, so in an effort to reduce the amount of waste left behind by the oodles of visitors, the park was all set to launch a ban on the sale of bottled water. But then, after the folks at Coca-Cola voiced their concerns, a top national park official decided to pull the plug on the program. [More]
The college students of America have a drinking problem, but it’s not what you think. [More]
Back in August, SIGG USA announced that metal, plastic-lined water bottles it had sold as “BPA-free” did, in fact, have plastic liners containing BPA. While the company insisted that the chemical didn’t leach into water. Reader Cassi owned eight bottles, and decided to participate in Sigg’s exchange program. Too bad the “exchange” part of the transaction isn’t going very smoothly.
Last week, Swiss company SIGG splashed a bunch of ice water in the faces of consumers who go out of their way to avoid products containing bisphenol-A (BPA). The company announced that the linings formerly used in their aluminum bottles did, in fact, contain the controversial substance.
As studies continue to link bisphenol-A (BPA) with all sorts of health problems, states and cities are banning the chemical from baby bottles and sippy cups and Congress is considering a ban in all food containers. This worries industry groups, who last week held a private meeting to devise strategy to protect the use of BPA. Someone sent the notes to the Washington Post.