BPA-Free Kids Ordinance Information

What Businesses Should Know About the BPA-Free Kids Ordinace

Chicago Municipal Code, Chapter 7-28-637

On May 13, 2009, the Chicago City Council enacted the BPA-Free Kids Ordinance. The ordinance restricts the sale of any container designed to be filled with food or liquid to be used for a child under the age of three that contains Bisphenol A. The ordinance goes into effect on January 31, 2010.

What is Bisphenol A?

Bisphenol A, commonly abbreviated as BPA, is a chemical that is produced in large quantites used primarily in the production of certain types of plastics.

What is Restricted?

Selling bottles, cups, sippy cups, or any other container designed to be filled with food or liquid, intended for a child under the age of three, that contains BPA, in the City of Chicago. In addition, selling these items will require a label indicating
that the item is free of BPA.

When does the ordinance go into effect?

The ordinance goes into effect on January 31, 2010.

What are the fines for violating this ordinance?

Businesses found selling products containing BPA face Administative Hearing citations, violations and or fines.


1st offense $100-$300
2nd offense $300-$500

Click to file a complaint online or call 311.

Click to download the BPA-Free Kids Ordinance Fact Sheet

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