February 21, 2012
(Denver) –Rep. Daniel Kagan’s bill to ban the use of BPA in the making of baby products failed today in the Economic and Business Development Committee.
HB12-1174 would have banned the sale of baby bottles and pacifiers made with Bisphenol A in Colorado. Eleven other states have signed a ban similar into law. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group supported the bill.
Rep. Kagan (D-Englewood) said he was disappointed in the failure of the bill.
“The goal of this bill was to prevent Colorado’s youngest children from ingesting a potentially dangerous toxin,” Rep. Kagan said. “With other states implementing bans, it is important to ensure Colorado does not become a dumping ground for potentially harmful BPA products and to provide some assurance to Colorado parents.”
The bill failed on a 8 to 4 vote.