November 20, 2008

Toys R Us buys back Avent bottles!


Toys R Us is giving store credit for the full retail price of your used Avent bottles. No proof-of-purchase, receipt, or anything else is required. All you have to do is bring in your bottles and they'll give you a store credit.


Why?

Due to concerns over BPA (bisphenol A) found in the bottles, Avent issued a warning. Toys R Us has decided to buy them back in an effort to eliminate these bottles from the market. It's not a recall. The FDA hasn't gotten there yet (although Canada just declared BPA toxic, and Europe did a while ago...).


I know, it sounds to good to be true, but it isn't! I took some back to the Toys R Us in Fayetteville, AR yesterday and walked away with $50 in store credit.


Be thrifty and get some extra funds for Christmas toys (they have a good selection of wood and other eco-friendly toy options) and be green by getting rid of those toxic bottles. What a great Thursday!


See more Thrifty Green Thursday ideas at The Green Baby Guide.


For more info on the dangers of BPA, go here.

4 comments:

  1. Ooooh, this is great news! I have a bunch of these from Jonathan, but he never used a bottle, so they've just been sitting there...and now I know about BPA so I don't want to use them! Yipeee, I can't believe there's a great way to get rid of them!

    Amy

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  2. I felt bad giving my used Avent bottles away since whoever got them would end up with the same BPA risks, so I recycled them. Oops! It's nice to know that the company is stepping up and taking action before the recall! Thanks so much for the great tip and for joining us this week for Thrifty Green Thursday!

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  3. I think it's great that they're accepting all those Avent bottles. I also recycled my one bottle (which was an Avent!), but if I'd had more I would have taken advantage of that. I wish I'd bought a glass bottle in the first place, but at the time (three years ago), it hadn't really occurred to me.

    Thanks for joining us for Thrifty Green Thursday!

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  4. this is an AMAZING tip. thank you!

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