As a mother of a three month old baby, I must confess that I am very dissapointed with your cynical response to the dangers of BPA toxicity in your products.
I have been living in UAE for four years and before I had my baby I researched which brand is safest for my newborn’s health. Based on your reputation, I decided to purchase your products because they seem the most professional and trustworthy. Also, before buying your products I read the ‘Avent Naturally’ handbook. Afterwards, I bought a complete set of your equipment, including a dozen bottles. At that time I had no idea about the dangers of BPA.
Having now studied the research findings about BPA, I am disgusted with your company and I have thrown all of my Avent equipment into the rubbish bin. I am appalled to think that I have put my baby’s health in jeopardy by trusting Avent products that can leach Bisphenol-A into the milk that I expressed for her. I do not want that risk for my baby and so I have invested in Medela products, which have no such attendant risk.
There are three things which particularly annoy me about your behaviour. Firstly, I have exposed my baby to a significant level of a pernicious toxin by using your products. Secondly, I have wasted a lot of money by having to invest in two complete sets of feeding equipment for my baby. Thirdly, I am very upset by your cynical marketing strategy. Probably because the Canadian government has imposed a ban on all food containers that can leach BPA into an infant’s milk, you supply BPA-free products for the Noth American market, but you remain tight-lipped about the risks in your marketing for other regions of the world and you do not offer consumers even the choice of BPA-free products. Are you simply trying to dump a stockpile of potentially toxic products in markets that are not yet aware of the risks involved? Will you subsequently launch a range of BPA-free products in these markets pretending that your company cares about the health of babies using your products?
As far as I am concerned, your company has lost its credibility and your reputation is in tatters. I will not be buying your products again and I will go out of my way to ensure that none of my friends make the same mistake that I did in trusting products from Avent.