Call For Free Avent / Philips Sippy Cup!

Thanks to Heidi for passing this information along!  Canadians can call this number to receive a BPA-free sippy cup from Avent/Philips. The number is 1-866-624-1906. (People in other parts of the world should call and find out what number to use for their country.)

My representative asked me the ages and number of children I have, so depending on that, you either receive a BPA-free sippy for a little person (handles) or the older toddler’s sports cup (no handles).  Based on my four children, she’s sending me 2 cups.  I asked the representative helping me a few questions regarding why they are doing this.  Here are her responses:

Q: Why? Is it because your previously sold products containing BPA?
A: As a courtesy to our customers. Health Canada has not concluded its findings regarding BPA. We pulled our products off the shelf as a courtesy…not because we had to.

Q: What plastics code is on the new BPA-free cups?
A: Still code 7, but the product is a part of our new BPA-free line.

Q: What are the requirements to receive the free cup?
A: That you live in Canada.

Based on how she answered my first question about why they are doing this…I wish Avent, who is known as the worst offender about acknowledging BPA, would just come clean.  Also, why are they still using number 7 plastic?  I will continue to use my stainless steel Klean Kanteens, but since the Avent / Philips cups are stamped BPA free, I’ll try them for milk, since I still don’t have a substitute.

My rep wasn’t able to answer what exact product type they are sending out, but after visiting their website, I think this picture shows the product I’ll receive.

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3 Responses to Call For Free Avent / Philips Sippy Cup!

  1. Steve May 21, 2008 at 11:32 pm #

    It sounds like many people misunderstand what the recycling code 7 indicates. It does not indicate the specific type of resin (plastic) that is used in the item (unlike the other codes 1,2,3 etc). The code 7 is a “catch all” category for any type of resin that isn’t covered by codes 1 through 6. This means many BPA free resins could still have the recycling code 7 on them. For more info check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Universal_Recycling_Codes

  2. suzanne May 22, 2008 at 12:09 am #

    Great point Steve! You are correct…many BPA free items are still marked resin code 7. I guess as a parent, the code 7 and no code at all on products used by our children has been our only guide with what to throw away and what to keep. My disappointment with Avent has been more how they’ve addressed the BPA issue – they were slow to issue any information to the public that would assist with the confusion over BPA in bottles and other Avent products. Thanks for the post!

  3. viveca hrabi January 16, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    how do i get a free Sippy Cup!

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