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Juvenile Products Manufactures Association Statement Teether Report in ACS Journal

Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kathleen Chaplick

A report on BPA use in teethers was recently published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Environmental Science and Technology and was featured on the CBS Morning News and a few other outlets. Please find JPMA's official statement on the report below or click here


Juvenile Products Manufactures Association Statement Teether Report in ACS Journal of Environmental Science & Technology

JPMA members manufacture products in accordance with applicable regulations and standards for specific product categories. As such, BPA is not banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as it exists in shatter-resistant polycarbonate plastics to prevent breakage and small parts in children's products.


On a voluntary basis it has been restricted in baby bottles and teethers. The FDA has actually determined that no hazardous amounts leach out of such products. As a practical matter, U.S. law restricts any hazardous chronic or acute exposure to any substance in children's products. Plainly put: if it's hazardous to children, it cannot be sold.


Claims of mere presence without demonstrable hazardous exposure are misleading and falsely malign safe products and are intended to needlessly alarm parents and caregivers.



Julie Vallese, Managing Director of Public & Government Affairs



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