This just in. My sister, who has one baby and another one on the way, just emailed to tell me that Babies R Us is doing a recall on bottles containing BPA.
Here's what she said:
"I found out yesterday that Babies R Us is doing a voluntary recall of bottles containing BPA. It's not advertised by them anywhere, but I called the store to confirm. You can bring in all the bottles you have with BPA, and they will give you credit in the amount of the current selling price of those bottles towards the purchase of BPA-free bottles like Born Free or Glass. Isn't that awesome? They can be old/used and you don't even need a receipt or boxes or anything."
This is great news, but also a bit mysterious, because the Babies R Us website says they are not doing a recall (see FAQ number #26).
Could it be that it's only the Babies R Us near my sister's house that's doing the recall? Or could it be that Babies R Us is doing some strategic maneuvering to keep their recall quiet for the time being.
Either way, if you've purchased baby bottles with BPA in them from Babies R Us, you might want to give your local store a call to find out if they'll take your bottles back.
I mean, there's nothing to lose, right?
Chicago, IL: My sister lives in the Chicagoland area and they are taking back bottles at her store.
Seattle, WA: A commenter just said that the Babies R Us stores in Seattle are participating in the recall.
Houston, TX: Another reader informed me that they are also taking bottles back in Houston. The customer service person at the store she visited told her that the take-back will be going on indefinitely.
Scottsdale, AZ: Another reader commented that she had success exchanging bottles in Arizona.