Earth Mama Angel Baby® is BPA Free

I got this press release from Earth Mama Angel Baby and was very impressed with their determination to only use BPA free packaging for their products. Earth Mama Angel Baby products are also organic and paraben free.

Earth Mama Angel Baby® Announces Incorrect Recycle Code On Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash

May 9, 2008/ Earth Mama Angel Baby®, manufacturer of natural and organic products for pregnancy, birth and baby care, announced today that due to a bottle manufacturing error, some bottles containing Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash were incorrectly marked with recycle code “3″ instead of the correct code, which is “1″ (see graphics below).

“I want to reassure all our customers that our packaging is PET, as advertised,” said Melinda Olson, founder of Earth Mama Angel Baby. “I have received confirmation from the bottle manufacturer that the bottles are indeed the safest form of PET plastic, the recycle code is simply incorrect.” The concern about bisphenol A and phthalates in plastic products has been growing in recent years, with more media exposure about the issue in the past 12-24 months, adds Olson. “It is unclear today how many of our bottles have the incorrect recycling mark, but we will be providing all of our distributors with written verification from our bottle manufacturer that all our bottles are PET, and will provide the same to any consumer who emails our offices to request the information,” she added.

PET resin does not contain bisephenol A (BPA), and BPA is not used in the manufacture of PET resin. PET is also not associated with orthophthalates (plasticizers). PET is designated by the letters PET or PETE on the bottom of the bottle, with a recycle code of “1″ in a triangle. The defective bottles from Earth Mama Angel Baby have the correct labeling of PETE, but contain an incorrect recycle code of “3″ instead of the correct “1″. Olson said the problem is being resolved and new bottles will be shipped as soon as possible, but that consumers should not worry about the current packaging.

“The current bottles are PET, which is the safest material currently available,” explained Olson. “The incorrect recycle code is obviously an oversight in the manufacturing process, because PVC plastic, which has the recycle code of ’3′, cannot be made in the crystal clear format of our bottles. PVC plastic is always cloudy and impure.”

Olson said she is very happy that a consumer noticed the problem with the bottles and called the error to her attention. “I wish all mamas were this diligent, and read labels this closely,” said Olson. “It is my goal to educate the parents who purchase our products to look for just this type of information, and to make safe and healthy choices for their family.”

#1: PET or PETE plastic is considered the safest plastic for food items and is the most impervious to essential oils. It is also easy to recycle. All applicable Earth Mama Angel Baby® products are packaged in PET plastic.

#3: PVC is rarely recycled, and contains chlorine and other chemicals, making it better suited for non-food or non-personal care product applications. Earth Mama Angel Baby® products have never been packaged in PVC bottles.

About Earth Mama Angel Baby®: Earth Mama Angel Baby® manufactures natural and organic herbal products that support the entire process of childbirth from pregnancy through labor, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care and even the loss of a baby. Find them in retail stores around the world or online.

Contact: Sheri Wallace,
9866 SE Empire Court Phone: 503-607-0607
Fax: 503-607-0667

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One Response to Earth Mama Angel Baby® is BPA Free

  1. Shelly Eaton says:

    Could you please tell me any other codes on bottles in regards to BPA and other toxic chemical release? I have seen 2, 4, 5, and 7.

    Is 1 the only number that is safe and recycled enough not to leech out into food and drink?

    Thanks for any information that you could pass on for me to research.


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