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Playtex(R) Offers Free Non-BPA Baby Bottles to Parents, Will Stop Using BPA in All Products This Year
Date:4/18/2008

Company Offers Free Playtex(R) Drop-Ins(R) Original Nurser Systems

WESTPORT, Conn., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Playtex(R) Infant Care, a division of Energizer(R) Personal Care, the leader in infant care, addressed growing public confusion about plastics used in baby bottles by announcing it will distribute one million free samples of Playtex(R) Drop-Ins(R) Original Nurser Systems, which are free of bisphenol A, a chemical used to manufacture polycarbonate plastic products. Playtex(R) currently offers over 80 SKUs of feeding and soothing products that are BPA-free. It also announced that the balance of the product line will be converted to BPA-free material by year end.

"We know recent news coverage has created significant confusion about the use of BPA in plastic baby products," said Gary Cohen, vice president and general manager Playtex(R), Energizer(R) Personal Care Division. "While U.S. and worldwide regulatory bodies continue to deem the ingredient safe, as a leader in infant care products, we are listening to consumer concerns and we believe the right thing to do is eliminate any confusion or doubt that parents may have. For this reason, we will stop using BPA in our products this year and we are offering consumers a chance to immediately switch to BPA-free infant products."

BPA is used in only a few Playtex(R) products; the company offers a broad selection of BPA-free infant bottles, pacifiers and cups. In bottles, the Playtex(R) Drop-Ins(R) Nurser system uses disposable Playtex(R) Drop-Ins(R) liners that are made of polyethylene and are BPA-free. All Playtex(R) bottle nipples and pacifiers (including Ortho-Pro(R) and Binky(R)) are BPA-free. In cups, the Playtex(R) Sipster(R), Insulator(R), Coolster(R), Quick Straw(R) are all BPA-free. For a complete list of BPA-free alternatives in the Playtex(R) product portfolio please visit http://www.playtexbaby.com/bpafree/info.html.

Parents who wish to receive a free Playtex(R) Drop-Ins(R) Original Nurser System should visit us online at http://www.playtexbaby.com/bpafree/info.html.

"We are committed to providing parents both clarity about our products and product choices that eliminate confusion and ensure the safe, happy feeding of their babies," added Cohen.

About The Playtex(R) Drop-Ins(R) Nurser System

The Playtex(R) Drop-Ins(R) Nurser System features pre-sterilized, disposable liners that collapse as baby feeds, creating an air-free system. It has been clinically shown to reduce gas and colic, as well as clinically shown to mimic breastfeeding patterns.

Playtex(R) Infant Care, a division of Energizer(R) Personal Care, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of infant products including the Playtex(R) Drop-Ins(R) System, Playtex(R) VentAire(R) bottles, a variety of spillproof cups including the First Sipster(R), Sipster(R) and the Insulator(R) and Coolster(TM), Ortho-Pro(R) and Binky(R) Pacifiers and the Diaper Genie(R) Systems.


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