Couple to sue baby bottle firms

March 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;3/26/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 59, p33
Trade Publication
The article reports on a lawsuit filed by litigation lawyer Robert Weiss on behalf of babies of California who may have been injured by drinking out of plastic bottles that contain the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA). Some of the bottle manufacturers listed in the lawsuit are Gerber Novartis, Evenflo Company and Avent America. According to the class action filed, a child, who is referred to as the class action representative, was born with genital defects associated with exposure to BPA.


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