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Container Store is selling products containing BPA (Bisphenyl A, a carcinogen), and using bait and switch practices to sell the inventory.They'll tell you the product doesn't have BPA, but when you contact the manufacturer of the product, the manufacturer will acknowledge that the plastic does contain it.

This is FRAUD! And the Container Store should not do this. It's bait and switch, it's illegal, it's unethical, and it's criminal. They're selling BPA plastic products that can harm you.

And yet, they're trying to hide that fact. Do not shop at The Container Store. Find a reputable distributor. Shop at Walmart or Target or any other place.

But don't shop at The Container Store.

I will never shop there again!We must put stores that engage in criminal behavior out of business as soon as possible.


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The Container Store does indeed sell items containing BPA, just like every other retailer who sells plastics.

However, a simple glance will show you which items do and which do not contain the chemical.

Right on the shelf there is a tag with the price of the item like every other store. Attached to the sign on the left is a black tab with white lettering that reads BPA FREE.

If the item does not have this tab on it's sign, guess what! It possibly could contain BPA. It is totally up to the consumer if they choose to purchase plastics that contain this chemical.

The information is right there, the choice is yours. Also, if you are not sure about an item, The Container Store's staff can always find out for you, if you just ask.

Try shopping at a store that sells plastics that DOES NOT include this type of product information.


If you're going to jump on the BPA Bandwagon - you better do some research Homer - you are surrounded by it.Don't just single out the Container Store (which btw doesn't manufacture the stuff - just sells it) go after everything and everyone.

Otherwise - shut up.

"With all the talk about BPA in our children’s products, you rarely hear anyone talk about how it is in almost all canned foods and beverages. But cans are made of metal, how is BPA in there? They are lined with an epoxy resin that contains BPA. This means canned veggies, soups, tuna, soft drinks and infant formula.

Anything in a can really. In fact, we are in far more danger of BPA leaching into our food from these cans than we are from plastic bottles.

And what canned good has the highest amount of BPA in it?Infant formula."

Blue Haven, New South Wales, Australia #174774

Is there really a "technical" definition of "bait and switch".What I thought happened to me is that the supplier advertised a BPA FREE product, but I thought they sold me a BPA containing product.

That's a bait (BPA Free) and switch (non-BPA product sold). It doesn't have to be related to cars and the bait with the low price one, which is then not available, so they lure you to buy a higher priced one. Of course, that's not illegal, but it's an unethical sales tactic. Open your mind and realize that Bait and Switch doesn't have to be limited to that particulare scenario.

In the end, the supplier did indeed sell me the BPA FREE product, although it was not marked as such. They did an investigation and confirmed that the product did not have BPA.

So the problem is solved for me.No Bait and Switch and no Fraud was committed.

La Prairie, Quebec, Canada #174116

Geez!People come on this site and scream "bait and switch" and have no effing clue what they are talking about.

Do some resesarch first. What you are describing is fraud, not bait and switch. Here is the REAL definition of bait and switch: An illegal tactic in which a seller advertises a product with the intention of persuading customers to purchase a more expensive product.

When a seller uses this tactic, they frequently tell the customer that the original product is sold out or no longer available (even if the product is indeed still available), and push hard for the customer to purchase the costlier product.This tactic can be considered false advertising if the seller is not actually providing the original product, but if the item is available but the seller strongly encourages the customer towards another item, in general no legal action can be taken.

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